Uncertainty at Every Corner

I never realized that uncertainty was a companion until I read this quote from my current read, Art & Fear:

“Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.”

It seems like at every twist and turn of this table I am sitting back to scratch my head and wonder how I am going to do the next two steps.  I get to spots where a major decision needs to be made and I feel like I am jumping off into the deep end kinda believing I can swim when I am not quite sure if I can.  Well I guess this is like any new endeavor that we try.  If we sit back and over think it, we get stuck in thought.  If we plunge ahead too fast, we end up starting over, but if we hit that magic spot in between we succeed in our learning for the day.  My tendency has always been to over think things. So my motto this week is “Think less, do more”.

The real challenge this week has been to get all these tongue and grooves to match up so that everything fits together and is square. Well this is finally done and I glue up the body today.  Next step is to put on the legs and fit the front and side aprons, and finally the drawers.  Onward, plunging ahead!!

Top down working on fit
Top down working on fit
The tongue part of the equation
The tongue part of the equation
Desk body comes together for the first time, just a few more tweaks!
Desk body comes together for the first time, just a few more tweaks!
Desk body with cubby tops on.
Desk body with cubby tops on.
Top down, dividers and runners shown
Top down, dividers and runners shown
Adding table top fasteners
Adding table top fasteners
Thru the eye of the router
Thru the eye of the router
Best pocket is photo worthy
Best pocket is photo worthy
Taper jig made with scraps and super glue
Taper jig made with scraps and super glue
Grooves on the top
Grooves on the top
Final stage is to wax drawer ways, rub it on and melt it with an iron.
Final stage is to wax drawer ways, rub it on and melt it with an iron.
Ready for glue up.  Finally!!!
Ready for glue up. Finally!!!

3 thoughts on “Uncertainty at Every Corner

  1. Nice work and it appears you have a great workshop, full of the requisite tools! I often have to take a break, when I’m stumped on the next step. Then it comes to me. Steady on!

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