Hello all, my name is Doug. I’m looking for ideas, plans, andadvice. The only thing I’ve made is a pipe out of mesquite. After all the hard work just for a pipe, I fell in love with woodworking I’m working on acquiring tools now.
This is just a starter. I have another one made of mesquite but l am too disappointed to display it here. This pipe will be rectangular shape with a darker stain. It’s oak with cross grains (making it a true challenge sanding by hand. Waiting for father’s day for my first official woodworking tool. Chisel and a decent drill.
So this is wine (left) and Mr hanky (right)
Both mesquite, Mr. Hanky has a balsamic vinegar stain. This is the first whittling job I’ve done for relaxation since I was a child. So please be kind. I just figure that if i submerse myself in this, I’ll learn more hacks and tips.
Advice for you that I “try” to remember. If you make something for someone, don’t point out your mistakes to them. Chances are they won’t notice them anyway and even if they do, they won’t care. That is part of hand made things. Your creation doesn’t have to be perfect to be enjoyed.