A friend of mine from work heard about me sanding and refinishing these three nested tables:
so that got my friend interested in making two woodworking projects for his home. So we went about making them together, with a lot of enthusiasm but barely any technical knowledge.
And here they are! Alive and well and serving their purpose. We are both stunned that we got these done at all 🙂
These projects were built using a lot of guesswork and patching up rickety joints, because really, we had no idea what we were doing! So in an attempt to learn more about “how to make woodworking projects the right way”, I watched most of Steve Ramsey’s amazing youtube channel called “Woodworking for Mere Mortals“. Wow – you wouldn’t believe how much can be learned just by watching these videos!
For example: You really ought to glue your wood projects. Hmm – my friend and I just fastened the wood with screws, and so the projects were pretty rickety, though we really tried to make them straight. So glue it is. I also learned how to use a router and what for (my dad has one), how to cut straight lines, how to plan a project, different ways to join edges together, different wood finishes, and so on. Also, Steve is a funny guy 🙂
So if you’re curious about woodworking, watch this video:
Using my dad’s power tools and a leftover piece of walnut butcher block, I cut these two pieces and glued them together with wood glue pressed tight with clamps. I will be cutting this piece into a rounder shape using a template, and then rounding off the edges and such to make a soap bar holder. Wish me luck! 🙂
Not bad for an aspiring first project I hope! We’ll see how it goes next weekend when I have access to my dad’s power tools.
Have a great week! I’ll sign off with an old photo of my cat shugy from when he was really little. He’s such a cute little guy 🙂