|Project by tinnman65||posted 07-19-2010 01:19 AM||2199 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
Ok, why the 20 minute table, well with so many projects going around the house firewood, new roof, and building my daughters new bed I had no time for what I wanted to do. I found that I could find a few spare min. before or after work but it never seemed worth getting started when you would have to quit when things just got going, but what was worse for me was sitting around doing nothing when I knew I could be woodworking. I told my sister I would build her a little bed side table and had been putting it off, so I put myself to a challenge to start a project and spend no more than 20 min. on it at time on any given day even if I had more time just to prove a point to myself that I could still get something done if I just spent a little time on it every day. It kind of helped with the fact that I was under the gun to get my to get my daughters bed done before the room was painted and would be in the shop almost ever day anyway. It really is amazing how fast 20 min goes or is it just how slow I work, anyway after 24 sessions of 20 minutes or 8 hours I had the bulk of it done except for some of the inlay work on the legs, by now the bed was done and I cracked so truth be told I just spent a good weekend finishing up the inlay and putting a finish on it and this is the end result. It was a true test of patience to stop after 20 min even when I really didn’t need to, but I did prove a point to myself that I can get something done when I think I don’t have any time to work. The legs were made from leftover flooring and the aprons from scrap Mahogany that a friend gave me, there was maple and mahogany veneer used on the top and just maple veneer for the feet. I used triangles on the legs instead of bell flowers because of the triangle weave pattern on the top and the triangles on the banding.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams