|My stack of cedar planks planed down to 3/4 inch thickness.|
Quentin, my full time employee at the bee store, is an extremely skilled and knowledgeable woodworker. I'm trying to take advantage of his knowledge to learn more about woodworking. There are so many little things one ought to know and it is hard to gain all of that knowledge from books. As an example, it is important to plane alternate sides of a board in order to get it as flat as possible. He also gave me a number of other helpful hints to improve my planing technique. Quentin is anxious to move back to Wyoming, possibly before the end of the summer. I doubt I will be able to learn anywhere near as much as I would like from him before he leaves. Quentin has also been my craigslist consultant and has helped me accumulate some decent quality basic woodworking tools. Before, I just had a table saw, a planer, and a very cheap lathe. Over the past year or so I've added a jointer, a band saw, and a good quality lathe.
|Thanks to the cedar boards the ducks have much cleaner home.|
|The chicken coop has fresh cedar shavings too.|
|The old bedding from the chicken coop goes into my garden.|