Making in Oregon: Beginner’s woodwork

Here in Portland I’ve just signed up to a woodworking class, held by the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. It’s a bit of a challenge as we’re going to make a gift within four weeks and I’ve chosen a pretty complicated one – making a toolbox for specific tools. It’s been a really interesting process and one which I’d like to remember as I’ve never really worked with so many different power tools in one go (!) and in my adult life haven’t taken on a woodwork project yet. Hopefully by documenting the process here it’ll help me next time I …