My table! I finally got over the fear of starting this project when I my frustration at the shortcoming of our old table passed a threshold. I’d never really done any woodwork before, and my few attempts were nothing I’d want to see three times a day for the next 30 years. I was scared to try because I didn’t know how to do what I wanted to do. Luckily I made a great decision that actually parallels what I’m trying to do with Inventors Blueprint: I found an expert to guide my journey.
He broke the project down into manageable steps: he taught me what I didn’t know, warned me of where I could easily screw up and provided encouragement when the going got tough (you mean I need to put 2000 hole in 500 boards?!?). In the end I build a one-of-a-kind custom walnut extendable table that will be an heirloom. Just what I wanted!!
Big shout-out to Mike at Creative Woodworks in Portland. Thanks for the guidance!