A traveling work bench and a weekend in New Hampshire – Part 3

 

Sunday morning: The bench stands near the window and seems happy.

After waking up and eating breakfast (organic eggs that Jack and Caitlin got from their neighbor Nicole) and listening to Blue Grass music on Jack’s Makita battery powered radio, I finally found something productive to do: forming a tenon on a mallet handle that Jack started working on a few days before.

 

 

Forming a round tenon with a rasp and file takes time. But that morning I had all the time in the world and practically no incentive to go outside; rain was falling down and squadrons of mosquitoes, deer flies and other man-eating bugs were lurking in the forest. So we stayed in the cabin, rasping, filing… and eventually driving the tenon home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.