|Project by emcoon||posted 11-13-2016 03:32 AM||494 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first ever project…maybe three years ago. Made from plywood, a jigsaw, and grandma’s $6 palm sander. I had a new jig saw sitting in my closet and a week off for Christmas, so my best friend in Phoenix got a little reminder of Kansas.
I had no idea what I was doing when I started. Zero experience with wood, really, besides home repairs. The sketch made everything look easy enough, until I realized how fun it wasn’t to run a jigsaw for hours on end. Half way through, we had to fly to Austin to visit family, so all the loose pieces went into a suitcase, and then I got to run a palm sander into the ground in Texas. Yeah, my sister held it upside down while I waited as 1/1000th of an inch came off at a time. My fingers will never be the same, and neither will the sander. You can see in one of the photos where I started before sanding, and then where I ended up. This was my first lesson in patience with the initial cut. Patience now, or pay later (in sanding).