Months ago, I promised you all a video of the new-to-me General 16" jointer at work. It has been set up and has been in use in my shop since I have gotten it, but, and thankfully I might add, because I had a very busy holiday season due to multiple orders, I have not had time before now to get footage of me using it. It is still not in its forever place in the shop, but if you recall, getting it to that spot is not only going to require rearranging the shop but also adding on a room to house my dust collector. This is not a project to undertake during winter in Colorado.
Creative Design Process
With day one of Woodworking I firmly tucked away and my boards happily glued together, I couldn’t wait to get back into the shop, but man....I had to wait an entire week before the class reconvened. But when it did, believe me when I tell you that days two and three of Woodworking I class went by in a blur, hence why they are getting combined into one telling.
I didn’t want to wait a week to start shaping my curly maple and walnut into my idea of the perfect side table. But wait...what was my idea of the perfect side table? Um…um…crumbs, I had no idea. No idea other than a side table that doesn’t wobble and can hold things without collapsing, I felt those are two very important table qualities. As for what my “perfect” side table looks like...that’s an excellent question. Guess I should try to sketch that out. Well, okay...here I go. To the drawing board!