There is a liminal space between projects that I really enjoy. A day of sharpening and oiling. A day to tear things down so that I can build them up. A day to lubricate my creativity.
I’m getting ready to really put my new bench to work. My middle daughter needs a chest of drawers and that need has inspired me to start working through the projects in The Joiner and Cabinetmaker. As I’m currently taking the time to read through the construction section of the book, today seemed like a good day to take a cue from our young apprentice Thomas and get my tools in top shape before moving on.
I love a bench full of shiny tools and the smell of 3-in-1 in the air.