Saturday, October 24, 2015

Catching Up After A Busy Summer

It's been awhile since I made a post here. I spent most of June, July, August and September doing my summer job, helping fight forest fires throughout the western states. Since then I've been in catch up mode, trying to do everything that didn't get done at home during the summer. I'm finally back to work in my shop now, and my first task was completing a project I started last spring -- a new saw till.

This isn't your average run of the mill saw till, mind you. I wanted to make it big and I wanted to make it fancy. I have some nice saws that deserve a good home, and I also like expressing my artistic abilities in my woodworking projects. I'll be looking at this till for a long time, so I wanted it to be something I enjoy seeing. Based on the feedback I've received so far, I think it is a success. You can read the play by play story about this project here. I'll leave you with a couple pictures to pique your interest.



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  1. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Bob! I first viewed your work (this very project) after finding a link to it on 'jayscustomcreations.com' under the 'Interesting Stuff From Around the Web' tab. You definitely impressed Jay. : )
    I found Jay via YouTube while searching for 'How-To' videos on 'Hanging China Hutch'. While he had nothing on his site to satisfy my need, I was THRILLED that he had posted your BEAUTIFUL 'Saw Till' Project.
    Is this a design of your own making? Do you have any interest in commission work for such a project on a (much) smaller scale? This would work PERFECTLY for what I have in mind.
    Any advice you may have to offer will be GREATLY appreciated. I have run up against a brick wall in finding something commercially made.
    Thank you for taking the time to read (and hopefully comment on) my post. Please keep sharing your BEAUTIFUL work!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. The saw till is my own design and one of a kind. At this time I'm not interested in taking on commissioned furniture work. It would also be difficult to ship something like this. What I suggest instead is to search for a custom furniture maker near you. Anyone with advanced woodworking skills should be able to build what you need. Good luck in your search!

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