|Project by Mark Smith||posted 11-20-2012 01:35 AM||1028 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
How do you like my first box? It was made from regular pine. Glued it all up as a cube and then sawed the lid off. The finish on the box is absolutely nothing.
Did I mention I made his box in Jr. High Wood Shop probably in around 1974? It survived in my bedroom all through my high school years, then went in the Air Force with me and survived those years. When I was a young cop it remained in my bedroom all the way until I got married. Sometime around then (22 years ago) my wife decided it was junk and it got moved to the garage. It went through four different houses and for at least the last 11 years has lived in my backyard shed. I remembered it was back there so I decided to dig it out. It still contains my matchbook collection which I collected all over the world while in the Air Force.
The glue joints are starting to fail, but most are still intact, which is actually pretty good considering what this thing has been through. It’s the first item I ever made out of wood. I think I’ll fix it up and give it a proper finish!
-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com