Matt’s Weekly Shop Update

Got most of the finish applied to the upper case and finish prepped and got one coat onto the lower case. I also started breaking down and prepping the stock for the backboards and drawer bottoms.
Between holidays and illness, not much shop time last week. The time I did have was used to turn and mount the urns on the upper case of the highboy and I also turned and installed the drop finials onto the lower case.
My friend Brandon brought me a couple of silver maple logs that have some spalting starting to form. Those will get milled up sometime during the frigid winter. In the shop, I got the goosenecks attached to the case and have moved on to the side returns.
On the highboy this week, I routed the profile for the gooseneck moldings in less time than it took me to route the moldings for the secretary desk.  The cyclone is mostly assembled after hanging out with a friend in the shop.
Took a break from the norm this week and made a quick holder for my track saw tracks. On the highboy, I started on the goosenecks by getting the templates done and the stock prepped. I also got my first wooden handplane!  
Trucking ahead on the highboy. I cut and fit all the drawer fronts and added the bonnet top. I also made a quick frame for Lindsay to cast memories from the past year. Also my new cyclone arrived.