Trying to remember back 46+ years... My first woodworking project was a wooden 'sword' -- a
length of lattice with two smaller pieces as a crossguard; that was followed by a 'better'
sword, with a beveled edge. Then I made a simple box, then a chessboard. First 'real'
construction was a twig chair (which lasted about 25 years before rotting away...). I never
really made any of the usual things that others did...
> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 04:01:15 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...>
> Subject: 'traditional' projects?
> One of the other guys in the shop that I
> work had a quick project converting some
> new buthcer block countertops into seats
> for some benches for a retail company.
> There where some small scraps left over and
> I decided to make a cutting board out of them
> instead of throwing them away...
> My boss ( who is a oldtimer just short of
> retiring ) commented that everybody has made
> a cutting board and I realized that I had
> ( have... more on that later ) never made a
> cutting board.
> So, finally to the point of my rambling....
> Who, here on this list that would consider themselves
> a woodworker, has never worked on the'normal
> traditional' woodworking projects that everybody
> makes while learning about woodworking?
> And what would you consider to be those projects?
> Does that list change regionally? We have woodworkers
> from all over the USA ( and a few from around the
> world )What are those projects? Is there a different
> list for those that learned woodworking after they
> found the SCA ( or other living history groups )?
> I'm not including the basic projects that everyone
> makes when the first get a lathe here I think that
> is a little different ( feel free to disagree )
> My list....( partial list? )
> Cutting Board, bird house, stepstool, footstool,
> bookshelf, toolbox....
> I've done all but the cutting board.
> oh, yeah.....
> The cutting board didn't work, the company that
> made it treated it with a light oil finish and
> the glue joints failed as I sent it trough the belt
> sander.... Shame really, it would have been a
> really nice end grain cutting board 18x20.
> Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
> Aude Aliquid Dignum
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