That the sound of progress. A slow, nearly silent drip in a dark room with no other sound. But it’s progress.
It’s t-minus three weeks (ish) until Christmas, and time for my son and I to get our game on if we’re going to be giving any handmade presents this year. I have really only two presents I plan to make, but one of them depends on getting the chevy finished.
My boy, on the other hand, has eight people he needs to have gifts for. So we jumped in the truck and headed to Watsonville to see what Jackel Enterprises had on sale. A lot as it turns out. All of the wood in the racks is discounted 25%, and the Claro walnut is 50% off. It took a lot of self restraint not to grab a bunch of the 8/4 Cherry with the idea of making the Frank Lloyd Wright table I just developed plans for.
But we did get some Claro and some Maple for a present Cole is going to make a chess set on the scroll saw. I found some plans online, and I helped him get started on it this afternoon.
He’s never “scrolled” before, and I think he’s doing a really great job. He’ll be an expert by the time he’s done.
Meanwhile, I made the lever-arm-thingie for the Chevy. It’s a simple piece and it was fun to play with the spokeshave and scraper shave again. With this piece done I’m down to the vise clamp and the foot pedal — those should both be quick pieces.