I love cherry.
Even the shavings are nice.
Close up of the butterfly joint- it's going to need some mascara. A bit of maple wedge in that tiny corner there.
Cherry is lovely but there are two spots near the bark where the grain is trippy, man. Swirls around like a tornado.
Layout for more butterfly joints.
Cause butterflies are pretty.
Clean up time. Let the cherry sit for a while, learn to deal with it's new staples.
Finally starting to figure out how to use my shooting board effectively...
The smaller the cut, the easier. But I also need two hands on some cuts, so I use my foot to hold the wood to the fence.
Figuring out the length for the long sides was easy...but for the short sides?
Problem: Live Edge isn't straight. but I want that nice live edge top.
Solution: 90 degrees from end grain to the shortest width (I massacred English in that sentence. No more Midnight Blogging.)
Time to cut up those.
Tried out the Big Softie from the earlier post, it is working well so far. I think I need to raise my planing board off from the ground to get accurate cuts...Keep telling myself that but I can never find time to make a new workbench.
Stepping on the stones to Craftsmanship.
...and occasionally falling into the creek.