|Project by Eric||posted 07-28-2008 01:03 PM||3954 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Ahhh… After posting a bazillion entries in my blog series as I agonized over every single step of the process over a period of about six months, I’m happy to finally be able to post this in the Projects section. This was my very first foray into the art of fine woodworking, and what an education it was.
I plan on writing one last blog entry for the series, just reflecting on the journey.
If you want the details on the construction, you can read about it all in the series, but I just want to say up front that, flaws and all, I’m proud to have made this box entirely by hand. The only tool I plugged into the wall was the woodburner that I used to write my initials (and a heart) in the bottom for my wife.
I also want to say a big huge THANK YOU to all my fellow Jocks out there who gave me encouragement and tips along the way. I received 133 comments in reponse to my blog entries on the box. This box would have looked entirely different (for the worse) if not for you all. So thanks.
P.S. My apologies for the first picture. My wife called it “garish” – but I really struggled with how to photograph this! Any tips?