Things have been a little hectic around here and I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as much as I would like. I am sure that many of you have been wondering what happened to the sawtill project. I am happy to report that it is just about finished. The only things left to do are turn a few knobs for the drawers and apply a coat of finish. While I would like to wait to unveil the sawtill until the finish is applied I know that it may be a while before that happens. Especially since I may not even start on the finish right away. This is a shop project after all.
Under normal circumstances I would probably start on the finish tomorrow, but apparently these are not normal circumstances. My wife and I recently found out that she is pregnant with our second child. The baby is due in late September. This also means that late September now corresponds with a firm deadline for the completion of some furniture commissions from SWMBO. Luckily, I already have a crib I can reuse. This time around I need to build a bookcase and a dresser. The bookcase is so that I can clear all of my books out of the existing office which is soon to be a nursery. The dresser is for my wife so that we can recommission her old dresser for my daughter Aly.
Anyways – without further ado – here is a picture of my almost finished sawtill.
I plan to do a more thorough write up about the sawtill in the near future. But since there have been other posts I have meant to write that are still undone I figured this picture is a good start. If you have specific questions or want more detailed photos of something specific leave me a comment and hopefully this will motivate me to add a more detailed description.
I want to point out several key observations that can be made based on this photo. First and foremost, yes … I have a saw problem. I know that many of you were probably wondering after I posted my initial plans why I would ever make a sawtill that massive. Well, as you can see, it is almost full. My wife has already used this fact as an opportunity to point out that I can’t buy many more saws since I don’t have the space. Ha, like that could stop me. In all seriousness, if I do buy any more saws I will probably need to cull the herd a little to make room for them. I don’t want to end up with the same situation I had back in the pre-sawtill days. I’m sure you can imagine what my shop looked like with all of these saws strewn about. However, with that said, there is a large empty area in the top right of my sawtill. This seems like a very good excuse to buy another dovetail saw. And to think, before I finished this sawtill I thought I had enough dovetail saws.