Lets face it, beautiful motorcycling riding days are winding down and there will soon be plenty of time to work in the wood shop. So today instead of burying myself in a wood working project I went for a long, (all afternoon) motorcycle ride. The day was lovely, the bike ran like a new watch and the miles (kilometres) rolled away by the hour. When I am riding the bike I ponder world issues sometimes, but mostly I think about what I want to make and how to make it. Today I was thinking about a tricky repair to a sheesham box from 10,000 Villages, I can't take the box apart to make the repair and that is what makes the repair difficult. I have formulated a plan, I think. That will be a job for tomorrow or the next day, or soon since the box has sat on my bench for a week.
A wood working related project is shown below, so I haven't been completely away from wood. I started taking a ten week course on Pyrography two weeks ago and this is the result of my first serious effort.
to add hi-lights to some of my
smaller boxes and a couple of other projects. By taking a course I hope to add some more skill with Razor Tip.
*A foot note,
If you are going to be cutting plywood on a regular bases it is a good idea to bite the bullet and buy a saw blade specific for cutting plywood. Steve Ramsey has a good little video on You Tube: Cutting Plywood: how to break down sheet goods, that is worth checking out. He uses the KREG Rip Cut while breaking the sheet stock down. I know that there are woodworkers that have sworn off plywood, and I have really tried to use it less but there are some jobs that sheet stock makes easier, once you get it down to a manageable size.