A READER’S PROJECT
I received a letter from my friend John in Germany this week and wanted to share it with you. John recently completed another Pochade Box, ( his 2nd ) following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop.
It’s nice when you can see work developing, while confidence and comfort creep into the hand, the tools and the wood.
Great job on the Pochade Box John-; ) and thanks again for sharing your work with us!
it feels like I only just wrote to you regarding a pochade box, but then again it’s a few months later. I hope 2017 began well for you.
I remember us talking about political things last summer in Munich, about doubts and dreads. Now things have become very very real, and the world feels decidedly warped. Here’s hoping things don’t go further south, and that everyone pulls together.
But what I actually wanted to say is: I built another pochade box. Here some pics. Again a present, but this time with a little more practice under my belt, using some different woods and featuring fewer screwups. Acacia and spruce ply for the carcase, a mix of beech, pine, oak and cedar cutoffs for the easel and spruce and walnut for the drawer. Other than that I pretty much stuck to plan. And again, a lot of fun!
I’ll probably be trying my hand at a table next. Not your architects table….. yet ;-) Although I hope to tackle that some day.
Currently I’m afraid it doesn’t look as though I will manage Munich this summer. Too much work, although business too might take me there. If it does I’ll definitely come around the workshop though and maybe we can grab a beer.
And who knows, maybe plans will change. ;-)
I hope things are running smoothly at your end of the world and that you and your family are well!
Take care man!