I am in a pretty lucky position: I get paid to build woodworking projects and try out techniques that I’ve never done before. Over the years, that has resulted in outcomes ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous — everything from my attempt to once carve a rocking horse (that my wife dubbed a rocking doggie) to some very lovely pieces of work.
A few weeks ago when the pandemic changed our lives, I asked woodworkers if they thought this timeframe would allow them to learn some new aspects of woodworking. So now, I’m following up. What have you tried? Perhaps some hand-cut dovetails or veneering? Have the fruits of your shop labor produced a rocking doggie or was that all-new project more successful? Let us know what you’ve been up to!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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