…to complete the first one, of three, panels.
I’m definitely a “one off” type of woodworker. I don’t mind making a repeat of a successful piece, but I really dislike assembly line fabrication of matching components. So when I’m faced with a producing a set of identical drawers, or in this case, frame and panel assemblies, my overwhelming urge is to complete the first one from start to finish. Of course, that method of work is terribly inefficient, and I won’t do that, but the pull of the dark side is strong with this one (sorry, Star Wars reference).
The nicest part of today, and the next few days, is that the only power tool I used was the electric chainsaw, to cut firewood. Everything else was accomplished with blissfully quiet hand tools; making shavings, not dust. It’s very gratifying to now and then reconnect with my hand tools, and a different pace of work. I’m looking forward to working on the second one tomorrow.