|Project by skone||posted 09-25-2011 02:36 PM||1858 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
For a while there, all I was doing was foot stools of one sort or another, for sale. Sucked the fun right out of woodworking for me.
Shifting gears now – back to the fun again, I’m hoping. Things I’ve done just recently…
—Three stool orders. Milk painted pine and poplar, hardwoods tops, etc.
—Quick projects I did to procrastinate from actually doing those stools: -A Disston saw I picked up for $2 and refurbished -A Millers Falls #2 Drill I raised from the dead -A light-use lumber rack for our smaller car (spar, spar, spar and more spar…) -An all scrap wood balance scale for my kids’ preschool
Although my “distraction projects” are nothing crazy – even quick and dirty – I learned a lot through building all those stools. People paying for your creations certainly changes the way you approach and execute a project. It’s what sucked the fun out of it, but also, it’s what sharpened my skills and pushed me to sharpen up my game.
That said, I’m looking forward to building something for myself (my family). Something a little more challenging, using actual plans and using some of these new skills. Without the pressure of a paying client.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)