This week I’ve been working on some improvements to my log trailer and I’ve been cleaning up the shop by making cutting boards.
The wood on this foyer table is all Poplar milled from trees cut down at my fiancé’s property. The top is about 4″ thick from a crotch in the top of the tree which had a base of 54″. The base’s legs are splayed out about 7 degrees in both directions with, what I call “Maloof” inspired mortise and tenon joints. All topped with Danish oil and beeswax.
I finally finished my project inspired by your router plane (sled) video and your dovetail key video. It was a fun project. I was really happy with the dovetail splines, just need to get better chisels!
Just wanted to share with you my first carved spoon. Like your wife I’ve wanted to carve one for quite sometime. I too follow many spoon carvers on Instagram and researched a lot on the internet and youtube. It was the video of your wife carving a spoon that push me into action! I have never carved before but I am a woodworker/retired firefighter. I did purchase a curved spoon carving knife but other than that I used by bandsaw to rough out the blank then my Sloyd knife for the rough carving. I had some Bradford Pear scraps left over from some bird feeders I’d built so I grabbed one and set to work. It took me several days carving a few hours each day but here’s the end result. Thank your wife for me for the push to do it!