The travails of a professional software engineer becoming a novice woodworker.
Welcome to Woodworker++
This blog is intended to be a journal of my progress as a woodworker. Grab a drink, maybe some popcorn, sit back and enjoy a glimpse into my woodworking projects, both failed and successful. Why should you care what I do, or what I have to say? You shouldn't, but just maybe I can keep you from making the same mistakes that I had to learn the hard way.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I finally made it down to the garage yesterday to work on the quilt rack. Earlier in the week I found this beautiful piece of poplar, and yes I said poplar, at the local big box. When I set it down on my workbench to start marking cut lines I discovered a problem. The board is warped in two different directions. If it were just bent, I could have worked with that. It wasn't warped when I bought it, so I'm trying to determine why it's warped now. Personally, I believe it's because of the heat in our house. It's bee cold the last few days and the heat has been set to 76 degrees. I believe there was more moisture in the air at the box store, and our central heat dried out the board and warped it. That's just a theory. I'm going to try to work the board anyway by cutting around the worst pieces of warp, and then planing down the rest. I'll use this as a learning experience on how to work with what you have.