Here he is flattening the wood with a jointer. The jointer's purpose is to create a perpendicular flat surface.
He had to make corner posts for the bed. He glued 2 pieces together to create posts. After the glue has dried, he will take the boards back to the planer and jointer to continue the process. He can only glue up one post at a time because he doesn't have enough clamps to do more than that.
As the bed progresses, I will be sure to update with pictures.
We are just now in the season of our life that we have been enjoying some of the work of Michael's hands. In times past, Michael always sold the furniture that he made to bring in extra income for our family. If he could choose his dream job, it would be to farm full time and make custom furniture to sell. I often pictured a small cabin on our property filled with produce and handmade items from his shop. People could stop by and purchase as they needed. The truth is that with 5 kids and a farm that doesn't make income it would be very hard to pay the bills. I offered to go to work as a teacher since I already hold a teaching certificate and let him come home to follow his plans. He was against this because it will take me out of the home which is still not what was best for our family. So he will continue his day nuclear job and he will continue farming on the side and making furniture for our family. At times, things can seem overwhelming, but we choose to take it one step at a time. We don't want to be so busy building our life that we forget to enjoy our life and our children. The Lord has been so good to us and we are thankful.
grace and peace,