Started a new project today...
A few days ago my wife came home from one of her "I'm just going to go browse around Barnes & Noble" trips. She plopped something down on the table next to me and said "Here, I got you a couple magazines that looked pretty cool". One was "Big Ideas For Small Shops", and the other was "American Woodworker". How cool is that?!
I started flipping through the shop one first. She got that one because I've been talking about setting up the shop since spending all day in the basement last Saturday cleaning it up and getting ready to try to set up shop. Then she asked me to look at a particular project in American Woodworker. It's called "The Metropolitan Console" and is REALLY cool. It looks fairly easy to do and figured I might give it a try some time. Well this morning I decided that it may end up being one of those "I'll do it someday" things. So I went out in the garage and grabbed a nice piece of MDF that I had left over from a previous job. I figured that I'd start laying out the jig for bending the legs. Heck if I get started, maybe it will actually happen. Layout went well and I had some more time so I actually started constructing the jig. It's almost finished! I've got all but one of the pieces for the jig cut, sanded and ready to go. I had to glue up another block for the main radius portion of the inside curve because I didn't have anything big enough. It will be ready in the morning to cut and sand to its final shape. Then I can assemble the jig and it will be ready to go.
With this much effort into it already, I really think it's going to happen. If it goes well, I'm going to take it over to a client I have that owns a small furniture store. I have a feeling that he may be interested in trying to sell one in his store and see how it goes. I've got some more ideas for some other simple furniture that may work well for the same situation.
This could be a good thing for me right now!
Will post pics as the project progresses.
Last edited by John Pollman; 12-22-2012 at 02:06 AM.
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