Whew! It’s good to be able to get out of the shop for 15 minutes and stop by and see what everyone is up to! Well, I made some progress over the past couple of days. The box is now COMPLETE! YAY! Just waiting for the final coats of finish to cure, then I get to re-assemble. This box has the most detailed interior I have ever done, and there’s about 8 million pieces to finish…well, maybe not quite 8 million…but enough. The bottom surfaces are done in burgundy ray skin, so all of the components have to be finished then installed. Tedious, but a lot of fun!
The 2X4 entry has turned into my nemesis…...all the bending and softening and laminating is turning out to be VERY time consuming, and far more labour intensive than I ever would have thought. Oh well, the upside is that I get to give all those who say softwoods can’t be steam-bent a great big raspberry, ‘cause I did it! :) . This is one of those “everything that can go wrong will” and “Well…I can start again, it’s only two tries so far…” projects. LOL, it’s testing me, but I will prevail. I WILL finish this project….now it’s personal, and I can’t get beat by a simple 2X4, I have to show it who’s boss.
I am really enjoying this contest, as it gives me a chance to try new things and experiment a little, all while having a “purpose”. Let’s face it, in my normal everyday life, I can’t just up and say: “Hey, I think I spend the next four days seeing how badly I can mangle a 2X4.”
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent a little, I hope to have the box entry done and entered by the weekend, and the 2X4? If things keep going the way they are, it will be last minute for sure.
-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055