|Project by KnickKnack||posted 02-15-2014 05:41 PM||1858 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
Those of you who have been following my woodworkering journey these last 2004 days will know that I am in constant battle with my demons. I decided that this would be the project in which I would finally emerge triumphant, yeah victorious.
I resisted the whisperings that it was “close enough”, and there were many.
I just said “no” to the dulcet tones enjoining me that “this would be easier”, and they were legion.
I cranked up the stereo, the better to drown out the sirens pulling me onto the rocks of “not worth the extra effort”.
I resisted the tranquilizing drug of gradualism – no, wait, sorry, that was Dr King.
Even the demons’ groupies – scantily-clad suductresses promising that they would “love me long time” – yes, even they were unable to make me use the “piece of wood that was already the right size and thickness” instead of spending those hours to find the piece with the perfect grain pattern.
I spent a very long time on this.
It’s not, alas, all that it could have been.
But it is, I can honestly say, the best that I could do.
Next time I will be better.
I may have won this battle, but I realise the war is not over – the demons are, doubtless, plotting even more diabolically fiendish ways to lead me away from the path of righteous woodworkering.
Extreme measurements: 220mm x 127mm x 110mm high.
Fumed oak, rottenstone highlighted ash, jatobá, red varnish highlighted unknown veneer, (probably) sapele veneer in the base.
-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."