Here’s the first project from carpentry training, or at least the first one fit to show on the blog. It took several hours of cutting, planing, filing and sanding to get this together.

In our corner of Germany this is called a ‘Vesperbrett’, ‘Vesper’ being a mid-morning break where people usually eat a sandwich, traditionally using wooden plates like this one. In the UK I expect we’d call this a cheese board.

In a few months we’ll be making things far more complex than this and I’ll probably look back and wonder what all the fuss was about, but for now I’m feeling pretty satisfied just to have made something that looks vaguely like it should, and hasn’t fallen to bits within 24 hours.