This morning I attended the Woodworking Show in Atlanta, and it was very exciting to say the least. Everyone there seemed to be a master in their craft, showing love for one another based on their creative, yet practical common ground. There was so much to learn there, from the rustic elegance of Veritas Tools to the electronic precision of SawStop. Through the smell of saw dust and the hum of the vendors’ PA systems, I found inspiration.
Recently I have been gathering the components to build a preamp for my record player; Hagerman sends me the PCB, and I get the joy of soldering in each resistor and capacitor. Glancing at finished products through tech-related forums, I noticed that each had one thing in common: a sleek, steel encasement complementing the technology inside. Well I do not want to take that shiny route. From my recent experiences, I have decided to challenge myself to take on the task of building my own box using a more natural element, ultimately complementing its analog purpose. Whether it be help by dovetail joints and Spanish Cedar or crooked nails and flimsy plywood, I feel that this will be a stimulating learning experience, hopefully paving the way for many projects to come.