Sophie, guarding the stash
Tomorrow the family and I leave for Key Largo, Florida for a little fun and relaxation before the Indiana winter moves in. But before I do I wanted to take some time to rough cut the stock for the dresser and stack it in the cottage to dry out a bit more. I cut enough walnut for the carcass and placed them on the workbench. I took a reader's advice and put a light coat of shellac on the ends to keep them from splitting. Hopefully when I get back I can find time to mill them up and glue up the panels. Then finally I can get to some hand cut dovetails.
I picked up a $12 moisture meter at Harbor Freight the other day. It seems to work but I'm not sure how accurate it is. I'll talk more about that later.
My wife sent me a link to some Key Largo woodworking going on. looks like some wacky stuff by a guy named Rex Rothing. Nice woodworking info here, too.