|Project by grosa||posted 09-01-2012 04:47 PM||1256 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This was my very first. My father was remodeling the basement and I took a scrap piece of 2×4. When he wasn’t looking I used his jig saw to cut the 2×4 the way I seeing it in my head. Every time he came out I quickly put the saw down and when he went in I continued cutting. This took a long time. Then I used his utility knife to shape it. That took even longer. Then I tried to sand it with sand paper. I remember looking at every time I tried the sand paper and saying this is stupid, it is just scratching it! So needless to say there are a bunch of scratches in it. The pegs took me 2 days to cut. I waited till the project was done so I could take my fathers knife without him knowing about it. Got cut 4 times and never told anyone. The flower painting was my very first attempt at decorative painting. I was so proud of this piece. I gave it to my mother. She said: so this is how you got all the cuts on your hands. She had a tear in her eyes. That’s what started the fire in me to do woodworking. It my not be the best work I have done but it is the most valuable. Everything I have done in woodworking started with this. In memory of my mother and thanks to my father I love you both.
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