February 2020

I took it a bit easier this month. We had our fair share of snow storms as well as a few days of rain and mud. Living on a dirt road has its challenges, and benefits.

For the most part it was mostly pleasant. I still enjoy my daily walks in the woods.

In the shop I finished the two Haystack side chairs. These were a bit different in that the customer wanted birds eye maple rails to go with the cherry legs and back. That, along with black walnut pins, makes a most attractive combination, one I’ve never tried before.

After the chairs, there were a series of smaller pieces. First, a cherry swinging arm wall lamp. Ready for packing.

Next up, a dovetailed presentation box, native white pine, with a 12″ x 18″ replica of the original State of Maine flag. 2020 is Maine’s bicentennial. Happy Birthday Maine!

Lastly, I finally got around to making a small cabinet for my assorted collection of drill bits. They had been scattered in various locations, were not easy to find, and in some cases I had two or more of the same size. The cabinet was made of scrap wood; ash case, Baltic birch ply back and door panels, cherry shelves, sassafras door frames and apple knobs. All bits, indexes, and tenon cutters are now in one central location.

Life is so much easier when you’re organized.

C. H. Becksvoort © 2020

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