Now that my Windsor chair is done, I have bonus time to work on extracurricular woodworking and carving projects at Greg’s. Right now I’m in the midst of a Peter Galbert-style sawhorse with ratcheting head. Oh boy, this is a treat. But more on that later, since I have nothing to show just yet.
Above is a spoon I carved a few weeks back. It’s one of a handful I carved in the last month, and my favorite spoon so far. I have plans to continue making more, and my new shaving horse will be extremely useful once I get back home to continue the carving work.
I was asked to build a set of shelves, and this is what I came up with. Greg gave me the idea of doing tenons through the side pieces, which took some extra work, but it was great practice for making tenons on a small scale. I realized I definitely can’t strike the chisels through the wood like a brute as if I were making a joint in a big timber.
I chose a piece of live edge cherry with a subtle sweep for the top piece for some bonus flair. I really like wood that is still… well, like it’s not too far from the original tree.
It’s been good practice using power planers, table saws, jointers, etc… none of which I own, or even really have access to at home. I hope it doesn’t spoil me.
I like how these shelves came out, and I imagine copying this design for the inevitable future shelves I will be building in the future. Next time I’ll know a few more things to approach differently.
Other than that, I’ve got myself some bowl carving tools on the way, which I am very excited about putting to use. I’m kinda sad winter is at its peak, because I’d love another three months to spend tooling around and making little projects without a care in the world… and spring chores still far away…