Life in the Village and beyond, based around the interests of my life.

Life in the Village and beyond, based around the interests of my life. Sunset at Telegraph Point.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Summertime .... and the Livin' is Easy.........

Well, it isn't officially summer yet, but the last few days of 35 degrees (95F) have certainly made it feel so.
The hens are delayed and won't arrive until early December -mutter, mutter, grump, groan!  The other jobs around the patch haven't stopped, and after a few days of rain, the grass is jumping out of the ground.
Yesterday saw a valiant attempt to tame the front padddock, and all was going well until the ride-on threw a belt.  Not the easily replaced blade belt, but the main drive.
While I await the pleasure of the repairers, it is off to the shed to get some more work done on the new bench and cupboard that will house some of my woodplanes.
Fine woods and fancy joinery are often presented as the objective in all woodwork.
These are eminently suited to furniture, and I will address both of them from time to time.
But this will be a utilitarian piece made from what is available - I know that there is some hardwood and a few left overs of particleboard.  These will serve well enough for the bench, and there is some re-cycled meranti that will make a useful cupboard to sit on top.
There's an old saying - perfection is the enemy of good enough.
For this cupboard, good enough will do nicely.
I've been attempting little bits and pieces on this project for a while now, but they always get shunted sideways when higher priorities intervene.
Today I finished the legs and assembled both sides. The front and rear rails are cut and the top roughly dimensioned. Photos later.

Chillaxing by the pool sure felt good this afternoon.

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