|Project by Colin||posted 08-19-2011 07:51 PM||2735 views||13 times favorited||18 comments|
I got the inspiration for this project from a fantastic box called My Nightmares and Dreams posted on the following web site http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25067 by Triumph1
Having asked permission to produce my own version I decided to feature my box on a Scottish King from a long long time ago, Robert de Bruce: http://www.longlongtimeago.com/llta_history_bruce_page03.html . A great fable whether true or not!
The shortened version of the story is that the defeated Robert, whilst in hiding in a cave, watched a spider try and try again to spin a web. Watching the spider never ever giving up gave him the encouragement to once again attempt to defeat the ” Auld Enemy” the “English” Which he did!
The legs are made with the top cradle material being walnut joined onto Buffallo horn legs. I dowelled the two together using cocktail sticks and epoxy resin.
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"