Evolution of a Shop #14: 2 years on Lumberjocks

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Blog entry by Cory posted 01-13-2011 07:29 PM 2979 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Tool board over workbench Part 14 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 15: Air compressor gets a new home »

I was just noticing that I’ve been an official LJ for 2 years now. Man. I’ve learned so much from all of you, so thank you. Thank you for all the great comments and advice. Thank you for the never ending supply of inspiration. Just, thank you.

I also noticed that I haven’t posted a project in 122 days. Really? I’ve certainly been a busy boy over the last 122 days. I don’t have pictures of everything, but here’s some of what I’ve built:

-8 cutting boards

-5 wine bottle balancers

-4 candle holders

-A play kitchen for my kiddos

-A rocket bookcase

-Bunk bed rails and ladder

-2 Lego storage drawers

-Some misc home improvements and repairs

-And a partridge in a pear tree

Whew. About a week before Christmas I had to get out of the shop and take a break. Now, I’m officially over my Christmas project burnout and ready to get started on more projects! Here’s what’s on my list for the next few weeks:

-A couple cutting boards
-2 Large frames from old barn wood
-2 small boxes
-Another Lego/train table
-Krenov inspired saw horses
-Krenov inspired clamp rack
-More shop renovations

It’s good to be active on LJ again and back in the shop!

Thanks for reading.


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#1 posted 01-13-2011 07:50 PM

While they are all nice, very nice indeed, I am especially fond of your first cutting board photo. That thing is beautiful!

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 08:43 PM

Thanks, db. That was a commissioned piece by my lovely bride. She wanted a “huge, dark end grain cutting board”. That board is local black walnut and is about 22” x 18” and 1 1/2” thick. It weighs a ton. I probably spent 5 hours sanding that thing knowing it’s permanent home would be on my kitchen counter. I didn’t want to walk past it everyday wishing I’d spent more time on it!

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 09:19 PM

I really like the candleholder idea. Looks like a perfect gift item.

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