A couple of weeks ago I jumped into my first-ever woodworking class. I recently became interested in woodworking and designing my own quilt display racks. The photos show the progress of the cheese board I put together during the class. During the class I learned how to use a radial saw, table saw, drill press, router, planer, and band saw. It was great in helping me start to get over my fear of the table saw. It's scary, but not nearly as bad as I expected, especially if you remember to make safety the first priority. The workshop also use a Saw Stop, which is hyper-sensitive. (Check it out online!) I enjoyed the experience so much I signed up for another workshop in a couple of weeks. We are going to make a set of shelves.
My goal is to take a couple of classes that teach me the skills I need to put together my own custom quilt displays for our house. I figure if I put a lot of consideration, time, and work into my quilts I should be equally considerate of how they are displayed. They are my art after all.