Archive for May 31st, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend – Monday

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I finished putting together the table top. Up to today it was made of six (I think it’s six) boards put together side-to-side. Besides those, I wanted a narrow piece running crosswise at each end. Probably you’ve seen cutting boards or bread boards made that way. That extra structure helps hold all the pieces together, […]

Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I did a lot of planing on the tabletop. Although the surfaces align perfectly with the biscuit joiner, I didn’t get the top really flat; there’s a slight cup to it (in woodworking, “bow”, as in “and arrow” means the piece of wood has a curve lengthwise; “cup” means that there’s a curve crosswise.) I […]

Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Naturally we were in Maine for the long weekend. It was raining, sometimes drizzling, sometimes raining hard, Friday as we were getting set to go. I wanted to bring the old aluminum rowboat up this trip. Since I had left work early there was a little extra time before dark; maybe we’ll get some use […]