There are two things I came to realize today. First, I'm not nearly as good as Tim at woodworking (okay, so I've known that all along!), and second, it really doesn't matter! I pulled out the jigsaw for the first time this season. I only woodwork when I can work outside. As I started cutting my first piece, I realized I was certainly NOT the master of my saw blade. It had a mind of its own, and only momentarily did it pay any mind to the neat lines I had sketched on the wood. Yikes!
As I continued, I got better, and came up with a few tricks that helped… tips that I'm sure any woodworker worth their grain of wood utilizes all the time. But, in the end, I like the messed up first one every bit as much as I do the others. Character:) Anyway, not only did I get to use my jigsaw again, but I finally opened my Christmas gift from Michelle… a wood burner. So, THAT was a humbling experience BUT I am so pleased with the overall results, that I'm willing to cut myself some slack.
As always, I used milk paint and my beeswax and olive oil finish. They have a real "old world" feel to them. They look like they belonged to your great-great-great grandpa! I will share the tutorial later in the week when I get a chance to write it up. In the meantime, just wanted to introduce you to our new wee friends!