Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spending Time in the Woodshop

Thought I would share with you guys one of my woodworking projects I just finished this week. My daughter mentioned to me some weeks ago that the children’s little table and chairs were broken. The table legs had come off and the chairs were all broken. So I volunteered my services to build a table and chairs out of solid wood, instead of the compressed wood they were using. The solid wood version should last the grandchildren for years.  I have a small woodworking shop in my basement that keeps me busy with different project throughout the year especially during the slow fishing months. It will be weeks before I get to wet a fly because of all the rain we have had here lately, so I have time to spend in my shop.



 Cathey plays an important part in a lot of my woodworking projects with the painting, stencil painting, staining and varnishing. My main job is the construction work and sanding the finished product.
Gorilla glue will hold anything together including these chairs and table; some tuff stuff!!!
  

15 comments:

Justin Carfagnini said...

SOLID WORK!!! I'm not sure what they looked like before, but they look brand spanking new now. While you're envious of me and fly tying, I'm envious of this skill you possess! I wish I had the space for such fun. There are so many things I would love to build.

Did you paint those, as well?? If so, really nice work! I like how everyone and their "friends" have their own chairs.

Walt Franklin said...

Beautiful little table and chairs. They'll be loved. I wish I had your carpenterial skills!

Howard Levett said...

Another thing in this life I never learned to do. I'm jealous of your skills Bill. Everything from bookshelves to ashtrays always come out being fine paperweights! The grandkids will have that table and chairs to pass on to their kids. Well done!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

From one woodworker to another, awesome job.

Lester Kish said...

Very nice Bill. My carpentry involves the judicious use of duct tape.

Brk Trt said...

Bill very impressive.
Happy New Year friend.

Drew LooknFishy said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I have zero mechanical abilities. I failed at trying to build a saw horse once. No joke...I now use it to hold the tarp up in my aluminum boat.

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Teaching Industrial Arts all those years has paid for in my retirement years. I still wish I could tie flies as well as you. My wife does all the painting and stencil work. I do all the construction. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
A few wood craft classes will have you up and building wood projects in no time. Thank for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Thanks Mark, coming from a first class woodworker.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
My daughter has already said the set will go to one of her kids someday, I guess they will draw straws to see who gets the set.
Suggestion sign up for a beginner woodworking class at your local Voc. Tech. You will be surprised how quick you will building wood projects. Thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Such a great project, Bill~~ Fun memories will come from it for sure! Hope you and yours will have a great 2016 and hope to meet up with you still someday. =)

Bill Trussell said...

RD
The Grandchildren are really enjoying the table and chairs. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks for the comment Alan

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
Woodworking has always come easy for me--thanks for the comment