Its hard for me to believe but a year ago, today, Zee escaped from my fevered brain into the real world.
Its a modest little box with a drop on lid but the technique used to make it has taken me places I didn’t expect. Its evolved to allow 3D patterns over all visible faces of my boxes. Allows strings to cross any line at any angle (with a little help from Steve, sras). All in all the technique has liberated my box design. Its evolved practically as well. I now use router bits to achieve the 45° double mitre cut, less fraught and only one setup per cut (minimising errors). I now regularly cut up patterns I’ve spent hours on without fearing their destruction (providing I keep my concentration).
The feedback I’ve been getting from the people here at LJ’s is also a major contributor to this evolution. I find great encouragement here from you all. I am very grateful. This has done my self confidence no end of good. I used to feel very wary when I posted but now I look forward to my little photo-shoots and postings for the latest project. I like to entertain.
I enjoy making these boxes and I hope you get some enjoyment out of seeing them. I now attempt things in my woodworking that I never would have thought possible. Thank you all for spurring me on. Lumberjocks has been and continues to be the place I want to be for my woodwork.
Thank you all
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com