In the workshop this weekend I put my two new tools – the jointer and planner – to work on milling some maple lumber I am reclaiming for a set of cafe doors I am building. The wood came off an old butcher block table Heather had. The table was in our kitchen for many years and when we remodeled a few years ago, the butcher block top was removed and placed on top of a set of cabinets to make a new work area. I kept the legs and wood from a shelf to reuse in other projects.
Here’s a picture of the wood. The dark piece is the before shot with the old finish and the light board is after running through the planner.
Here’s the whole stack of wood:
On Sunday Heather and I went to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden for a walk and celebration of Mother’s Day. Well, Heather, me and a few hundred others:
This weekend I’ll be back to marquetry – I think I’ll cut out a rose for my box.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.