The Pontiff has decided to take up a new hobby – woodworking. He had so much fun making tables from the cedar fencing, that he’s branching out.
He decided to start with some fairly simple projects, using wood he had on hand. This is his first box – it’s about a foot wide:
He used some wood that was left over from rebuilding the porch steps, plus a bit of walnut for the corner pieces.
For his next project, he made a cute little box from some poplar. This one is only 6 or 7″ wide:
It has walnut for the bottom:
The top is made from a single piece of wood, which he shaped so that it’s deeper in the center to fit into the box:
And it’s planed on top to give it a curve:
He’s having lots of fun with it, and it’s keeping him very busy. I never know what new thing I’ll find when I come home from work.
He took me to a woodworking shop a couple of days ago. He said it was “like a yarn shop for woodworkers”.