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I frequently get questions regarding the dimensions and construction of my loading arch.  I've put together this page to illustrate the details of the arch for reference.
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.
From time to time, I like to make boxes since it helps me exercise my design skills.  This one started with the idea of filling the gap produced by hinges that are meant to hang doors and things evolved from there.  I selected some materials that I felt would work together, came up with some joinery ideas, and spent some time in the shop exploring the ideas in my head.  This is always a great exercise.  This box in particular is sized to be a valet box - somewhere to put your things at the end of the day (keys, watch, wallet, etc).
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!  
I've been saving an ash cut off from the bed swing project to use to hang my track saw tracks from the wall so they're not just leaning up against the wall. I used some stainless rod to make the hangers. A quick project to help beautify and organize the shop.