It is hard to imagine an entire year has come and gone since I published my first entry in this blog. And what fun it has been!
On September 18, 2007, I wrote:
… I want to share my woodworking and cabinetmaking experience. I make stuff, from small boxes to chests, to cabinets, to entertainment centers. I will be sharing with my readers the steps in each of these, providing photos and video to convey the message and to make it a good experience for the blog readers…
Sandal Woods, September 18, 2007
Writing has been fun, and sharing some of what I know has been good. But what has been great is the response from you, the readers, to some of the things I love doing. Many of you have written to me about the things you have learned from my posts, and that alone is very gratifying.
Making boxes using dovetail joinery turned out to be very popular; and the use of the Leigh D4 dovetail jig was possibly the most popular individual “thing”. But I also received many questions about plans for, and the actual building, of the changing table.
During Woodworkers Safety Week I received many comments, both on the blog and via e-mail, on several of the topics I wrote. Overall, the response to Safety Week was overwhelming, both from reader interest, and the sheer number of pages read during the week.
Possibly one of the most enjoyable series to date has been my build of the Krenov-inspired cabinet. Questions ranged from veneering to matching, from substrates to glues, etc. As I set aside this project to get other things done, I started receiving questions about the state of the Krenov-style cabinet. I assure you, I will continue to publish about this wonderful project in due time. My priorities have been dictated by other happenings, and I responded accordingly. I promise I will get back to that project.
I was quite surprised by the interest in the design work using the eCabinet Systems software, and the apparent ease with which a specific design can be changed. I hope to follow up on your desires, and publish much more on design. More on this as I develop a plan.
As I close, I would like to thank my sponsors, Leigh Industries, Sommerfeld Tools, and Czeck Edge for their support of my work, and for believing in what I am trying to do with this blog – sharing with my readers some of the woodworking things I know.
And the biggest thank-you of all goes to my readers. After all, without you, these would be only electrons floating out there, somewhere. I suspect that would not be fun at all.