|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 03-30-2016 12:40 AM||1407 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
The only fitting name for this box is the box of many names. During it’s short life since being built I have changed it’s name (and style) so much. We all name our boxes don’t we? It started out life as:
Air force box. While building my last project, Air force box, it was going perfect until I cut the lids off. The first one was great but he other one, this one, just did not come out right. The lid would not match the body. (bad cut? Stress in the wood?) After three days of trying to get it to match (planing, sanding, re-cutting) I fell in a fit of rage. The box had a new name:
Throwin’ box. I threw it across the shop hitting a cinder block wall. (it didn’t break). I did it again. (it didn’t break) So one more time. (it broke apart) Last stop was the scrap bin. All went well with the new box but I felt sorry for throwin’ box. I pulled it out of the scrap bin and did some cutting and trimming and now I had:
Rescue box. This time it fell right into place. The lid, after trimming, fit perfect inside the box body. I drilled some holes, made some pins, and had a new style of box I have never made. It was looking good. I added some ebony stain and red felt, three coats of gloss polyurethane and all I could say was wow! I remembered I had some .22 cal shell casings I found on a walk and had an idea. Drill twelve hole and tap them in. I now had :
Bullet box. I thought this box would now sell for some one to keep shells in. I brought it upstairs and my wife loved it. She asked how much I was going to sell it for. I said “oh, 20 or 25 dollars”. She wanted to buy it and I told her for her it’s free. She said no, “but I will give you all the money in this envelope”. OK. Sold for 5 dollars and now is:
recipe box. A gift to our Son for a place to keep her recipes in at his house. To keep his favorites that she cooks.
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed the story of “box of many names”.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".