When you’re a carpenter…

”When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Weekend shop time

I had some unexpected time in the shop this weekend.  I had planned to be working on the stone veneer that we are doing for the fireplace surround in the room that we’re currently renovating.  I am at the point now where some of the stones have to be cut, which from what I understand makes a huge mess.  So I wanted to do the cutting outside — well the rain put a damper on that.

Instead, I got some time in the shop.  I was able to make a quick sawhorse to cut the stone on (if it ever stops raining), put together a crosscut sled for the table saw, and finish up the tenons for the second leg assembly for my workbench.


Crosscut sled:

Dry fit of leg assemblies: