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My good news

It seems like a perfect day for some good news. In the bigger picture around the world there isn’t a lot of that in supply these days. More on that later as right now I’ve reached a milestone well worth blogging about.


After a mere 22 months my concept become a reality. All three tables are complete! I am so excited about how well they turned out. They were a big challenge for my wood working skills for sure. Inspired by my vision and supported by the real finish carpenter I pushed myself hard and definitely increased my saw skills. I can definitely say I’m not a fan of the planer and have to I’ve kudos to my other half who did the last table for me. I learnt how to use the Kreg guide and it reminded me of an Orthopeadic specialized drill guide. I probably spent more time overall on the project scrapping, sanding, staining, painting (what was I thinking painting those leg details?) and varnishing than anything else and that’s old hat but it has a huge impact on how it looks. They are “new” tables but all the components are salvage from various spots. The only items that had a cash value were the legs. They came via my favourite antique place outside of Davidson (incidentally the same rural area our house came from), she said they came from a store in Moose Jaw.

We had help building the last one. She distributed the lag bolts with washers, the screws and the nails. She fetched the wrench, the drill and the hammer. All good items for her to learn about. She also demonstrated patience when she had to wait for Nan to be free to give her glue. She worked on glueing felt and fabric pieces together while we glued, screwed and nailed the last one together.

Which I guess is a good seque into working together, having patience and being supportive. All traits that we’ve demonstrated on this project. These are all important items in the face of the world wide pandemic. Look for ways to support others while keeping to the social distancing necessary. There are apparently social media spots springing up for such things as delivery of groceries to someone on self isolation. I think the biggest way we can help is by reaching out to others in support. A reminder that a virtual shoulder isn’t far away.

If you are reading this and need  something please let me know. I doubt I can buy you any toilet paper but we probably have a few spare rolls from our last purchase a few months ago that we can spare😏.

Stay together my friends while we stand apart in this Covid 19 crisis.


10 thoughts on “My good news

  1. Wow! Those tables are amazing and WOW! you built them? Incredible.
    Love your theme today of working together, staying calm and continuing to do what we need to do to keep ourselves in balance and harmony. ❤


    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Yes I was the lead on this project but did have the support of my math man who also wields a mean table saw cut!
      I think it’s a theme the news needs to pick up as it seems too many in Canada are full of concern only for themselves with all this crazy hording. Let’s reach out and help each other even while keeping our social distance.
      Stay safe Louise.


  2. A beautiful job for sure. You should be proud and so nice to have the little hands help. Stay well Bernie. We are in your old stomping grounds right now (just behind St. Paul’s Hospital in Van. Our train home was cancelled and we are not flying. I have a rental car and will be driving home soon. Hope the weather holds. Allan


    1. Ah thanks Allan. I do feel kind of proud and happy that I can now move on to something else.
      Ah travel changes. How smart to drive home. Hadn’t realized you hadn’t driven out. Yeah winter is still alive and well in the mountains and the prairies. Stay safe.


    1. Ah thanks Marg. I am so pleased with how they turned out and how they add to the character of the room. That room is my happy creative place. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Bernie


    1. I know in light of the hardships being faced by many it seems trivial but I do think good news is important. Thanks for the lovely comment. I am so happy with my efforts and that of my math strong carpenter skills other half.

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