Today I hauled down some wood from the attic. I needed some walnut and I remembered a particular board I picked up at a local sawmill a few years back.
Once said board was found I managed to get it down from the attic via the ladder and acquired only the mildest of injuries while doing so.
Had I accomplished nothing else today I would have felt the day was a success!
I navigated the board through the shop door and everything that either the board or I knocked over during the process was unbreakable. More success!
I often mention my shop is small, what a realtor would refer to as “cozy.”
Here is this hunk of walnut showing itself off in the middle of the shop.
Not all of the board is usable for lutherie but I will try to get as many dulcimer sides, backs, soundboards and fingerboards out of it as possible. Often the yield from such a board is small compared to the size of the board. Wood is sacred and I try to waste as little as possible.
Notice the spray-bottle of water and mallet on the bench next to the board? Those are for taming the board; it gets a squirt of water for a mild offense and the mallet is for my protection should things really get out of hand.