Matt’s Weekly Shop Update

I've been taking it a bit slow after the sideboard marathon. I've been working on a video about my background in woodworking and I've been working on a lumber drying video. In the shop, I started making a batch of charcuterie boards from firewood.
Busy week! In the shop I made good progress on the sideboard by getting the doors built and mostly installed. I also made all the knobs for the doors and drawers. I have a lot of slabs to stack so while I was applying finish to the door panels, I got started on a batch of my stack leveling bases. Out in the cremonatorium, I slabbed up the big red oak log that was on my mill and I had a visitor who brought a trailer of logs from Mississippi.
Getting the last large items taken care of on the sideboard. I built and installed the adjustable shelf system and got started on the doors. I also picked up a Huot drill cabinet at an auction which has made my twist drill organization so much better!
After being gone for a week and another week back with a bit of a slow start, I'm back at it.  Highlights this week are making progress on the sideboard by adding the vertical dividers and cutting the panels.  I also cut the white oak log that I showed in my last update.  
Trucking along on the sideboard this week. I finished up the internals - the bottom frame and the drawer runners, kickers, and guides. I also picked up another log for the sawmill. I'll be away for a week: heading to Texas for a couple days to visit April and then over to Atlanta for IWF.

I spent a great few days outdoors cutting up some logs on my sawmill. I made it through the two silver maple logs that I've had for about 8 months. They had some amazing color and spalting and the bigger one also included some embedded metals which made things fun. Back in the shop, I added the horizontal dividers to the sideboard. The top divider is dovetailed into the legs and the lower one connects to the legs with a double mortise and tenon.
I'm back from a quick trip to Toronto and while I was there, I shot a couple videos with Paul. Back in the shop, I added the rails to the sideboard to start framing out the case and outside I moved a big silver maple log up onto the sawmill.