There are many possible different types of highlights and I suggest letting others know about (at least):
-a projectFor me, there were many highlights, so I will divide “top” into five categories:
-a skill you learned or improved
-a new or restored tool or jig
Top Indoor Project: Early in the year, my friend Terry West and I completed this cabinet for his home in Ottawa:
It is definitely the best furniture that I have ever made.
Top Outdoor Project: The design and construction of a flexible dock.
Because of the ice in the winter, floating docks work best at Pellow’s Island north of Hearst Ontario. Because, I most often have to get the dock into position by myself, a very important objective was that the dock should be built in interlocking parts and that I should be able to lift/drag any single part. Another objective was that it should be possible to anchor the docks over the winter so that the ice does not push them away up onto the land. Two sections are to be used at one place on the island as a swimming dock and four are to be used at another place for boats. All parts are interchangeable. Here are two photos:
The first shows that a single segment is very tippy, the second shows that two segments side by side are quite stable.
Top new Tool or Jig:
A JessEm Mite R Excel miter gauge. Here mine is in use:
Top New/Improved Skill: I am happy with the progress I made this year in improving my skill with a scroll saw. But, it turns out that I don’t have a photo of any of my work.
New Friends: I have met many this year both on the internet and in person that are enhancing this hobby for me. There are too many people to mention by name, so I will just say thanks to all.
I thank ‘Gord in Newmarket’ for the idea for this thread. He recently launched a similar thread on the Canadian Woodworking forum (see: http://www.canadianwoodworking.com/f...ad.php?t=14761)