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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 08-07-2012 07:29 PM 7 parts 22560 reads 188 comments total

Part 1: Now that was scary

08-29-2011 02:09 PM by BritBoxmaker | 53 comments »

Not wood working related, so sue me. Yesterday evening I was minding my own business when a sharp chest pain hit me. It spread through to the back. This felt like a heart attack. As far as I knew anyway. Finally I found Sue and told her I didn’t want to worry her but…. Well we phoned the on-call doctors who immediately sent around an ambulance (no pic’s I was a bit preoccupied). Within minutes I was on my way to the local hospital, already being checked on their ECG...

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Part 2: I'm back

09-04-2011 12:13 PM by BritBoxmaker | 23 comments »

After a minor setback during the week, on Wednesday, when I walked half a mile to get some milk and came back with a chest pain as well things have improved. On Friday I tackled the hedge outside our house. Managed to break a sweat without further pains. So I’m fairly sure I will be OK for work, tomorrow. As I’d finished the meds I also started making some sawdust on Friday. Continued this yesterday. One major project and two minor ones on the go now. I finally got rid of m...

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Part 3: My new Website - at last!

10-24-2011 07:26 PM by BritBoxmaker | 28 comments »

Hello all. I’ve been promising to do this for ages and now I have finally committed to it. At the moment I have a free site on Moonfruit the URL for which is in my strap line and is www.theartofboxes.moonfruit.com I will be going to my own domain name (ie without the moonfruit bit) in the near future. I’m busy exploring the capabilities of the website building software at present and trying to get it all together in a bundle that makes some kind of sense. So have a loo...

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Part 4: Zen and the art of woodworking

12-11-2011 01:40 PM by BritBoxmaker | 30 comments »

I re-discovered some of the reasons I don’t tend to make things for people, yesterday. I had been asked to make a Clipboard for someone’s husband, as a Christmas present from them. Hoorah. £30 (just under $50) for the honour of the work and hassle of producing something to a deadline.Encapsulated in that sentence (pun intended) are a couple of my reasons. 1. Pressure. I don’t produce my best when I’m under someone else’s pressure. Strangely under my own, self ...

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Part 5: I'm still here. Just working on something.

01-03-2012 04:20 PM by BritBoxmaker | 14 comments »

I’ve not posted a project for a few days. I’ve not even got started on the Accordion refurb’ yet. The reasons are various; a cold all over Christmas, playing with new designs in my head and building something. I started my current project on the 4th of December and I’m only half way through. Unusual for me but this one requires thought, taking my time, a lot of jigs to be made and a heck of a lot of work. Your only clue is that I hope I get it finished this month. I wi...

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Part 6: Two years on

02-02-2012 07:26 PM by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

I looked in at my home page, today. I’ve been here two years. The figures say it all. I don’t think I would have achieved half of the above without the support of the people who read, write and actively contribute to this site. I don’t think I would have explored half of the avenues I have, the inspiration of my fellow LJ’s has been invaluable. I wonder what the next year will bring? I’d like to thank you all and especially Martin Sojka for creating the...

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Part 7: Then again, sometimes you win.

08-07-2012 07:29 PM by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

I wrote last year about getting stuck, no ideas, no drive and no interest. This time its different. I’m really enjoying myself. Midway through Toxic another box idea sprang up (which I’m working on right now) and I hope to post it soon. It involves fans, feather ones, thats all I’m saying. There may be some techniques worthy of blogging with this one. Midway through that more box and wall art ideas keep coming. I hope I can pull some of them off. I’m also coll...

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