Do any of you start thinking about projects in the middle of the night? Well, when I do, I can’t sleep. My mother was always an insomniac and I think I picked up a bit of it as well. If I’m not thinking about wood projects, then I’m usually thinking about work projects (I am a computer programmer when I’m not off fighting somewhere). Either way it always seems that I come up with my best ideas when I am lying in bed… The big problem is when I get ideas in my head, they stay there, for hours, and the only way I have found to get them out is to get up and write down notes. Usually that’ll do the trick and I can fall back to sleep.
So tonight, it’s the woodwork that’s keeping me up. Christmas is coming soon, and because of recent deployments, I’m getting a very late start on building Christmas gifts for the family. So, there are 3 in particular that I really want to get done and in the mail before the big day gets here.
Watch my blogs because I am going to attempt to work 3 separate projects concurrently. Starting tomorrow I will be building a small box for my mother, a small box for my step-father, and a knife display case for my best friend.
The good thing is that I can make the two boxes the same size (although I will be using different woods) that way I can make my cuts at the same time and save some time setting up stop blocks, jigs, and the like…
I will be using the same type of joinery for all 3 projects (mitered/splined corners) which should also shave off some time.
So, I guess my question of the day (or night) is: How many projects have you all worked at the same time? I’m not talking about you pros, just average joes like me. To this point I have built all my projects one at a time so I could ensure all of my concentration was put into it.
-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO