Today was one of those real discouraging days in the shop. I’ve been working on a small box for a friend. I am showing it as a work-in-progress here. I know I’ve been dragging my feet a little but I’ve had a few disruptions.
Here’s my list of excuses.
1. Purchased a new car.
2. Sold an older car.
3. Installed MS Vista and had all sorts of teething problems – still sorting out a few.
5. Installed MS Office 2007 – no problems, love the program improvements.
6. Witness a theft of a laptop computer and got involved with the Police in arresting the perpetrator.
7. And, I still need to answer to the lady boss when it comes to other house chores; enough said.
So I was delighted to get into the shop for what I expected would be a productive day. My plan was to press ahead and complete the box. I had fashioned the wooden hinges and cut the mortises for the box led and body. everything was going great. I installed four ivory plugs in the hinges where one would normally insert screws in a brass hinge. Actually it wasn’t Ivory, it was white plastic – from Chinese chop-sticks. Looking good – only a few hours of finishing and I planned to photograph it and write about it here.
Then it happened, turning around to get something, my elbow knocked it to the floor. Good new and bad news. The good news first – not dints to the wood. Now the bad news; one of the wooden hinges broke.
So I spent a few minutes to see if I could cleanly remove it and fortunately I could and did. So now I will have to fashion another hinge and replace it. But I didn’t stay at it – I will tackle it another day next week.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.hillsbiblechurch.org/