posted on Nov, 24 2021 @ 09:25 AM
This is going to take some explanation....
My hobby is woodworking. I build custom furniture and do carvings. I don't use power tools, I use Japanese planes, saws, chisels, etc..so it's all
It's not a fast process by any means but I love the way it turns out.
Interesting note : The Japanese believe that when you build something, you put some of your essence into it and it into you. That's why Japanese
planes are meant to be drawn toward you, instead of the Western style planes that are pushed. You draw the spirit of the wood into yourself.
I remodeled our bathroom a couple of weeks ago and since then, have been telling my wife I'm helping a friend of mine who is a contractor on a job.
What I've really been doing is building her a table. She wanted a new dining table and since her birthday is coming up, I thought it would be a good
present. She kept picking stuff out online and I would always say "Nah, don't like that one"..or that one or that one.
I've got a friend of mine who has a shop, so I've been doing it there, trying to keep it a secret.
This morning, I stayed home because she got her first vaccine yesterday, is not feeling well and I wanted to keep an eye on her. She asked me why I
was staying home and I told her "to take care of you" She asked if I had called J to let him know I wasn't coming and I flubbed it. She knew
something was up and started questioning me about what I was really doing.
She knew I had taken all my tools that NEVER get taken to a job site. It got to the point she was getting upset and I said "Ok, come with me " We
got in my truck and went to my friends and I showed her this.
I've had some burl walnut in the shed for a couple of years and this what it will look like when I'm done.