Its hard enough to get in the habit of blogging, but a move and setting up a new shop along with everything else will keep it far down on the list. Top of the list has been taken by the necessity of a new workspace. After finishing some painting and new flooring in the house, the tempered glass-top desk we'd been using decided to explode with enough energy to approximate a gunshot, the entire 2'x4' piece of 1\4" glass scattered itself over the entire room, dumping a laptop, camera and all in one printer to the floor in a hail of broken glass. For some 5 years now I've been carting around a 6' slab of walnut a friend gave me after his fathers passing, and I've never found a project worthy of it until now. Repurposing the desk frame, it will be planed, trimmed and several build coats of epoxy bar top coating applied to make the kind of desk people would expect someone who works with wood to use.
More to follow, it will really pop once its dressed and oiled....
Maybe it was bad luck leaving Muskoka, or maybe just movers not taking care. On dismantling the table, one of the support bars was bent slightly, therefore there was no support for the glass over 18" of the middle - a time bomb waiting to go off, and it did.
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