I am amazed how many projects come to me from other people.it seems every time I try to work on my stuff, I am side tracked buy a new project from someone else. I have been working hard on redoing my shop, finally I am making progress, then there was the knock on the door from my friend across the street” who buy the way is a black smith, with cool tools”. He has a project he would like to make for his wife for Christmas. As I should be working on something for my wife, but I agree none the less. As usual I over think things and the project goes from a simple pine box, ( not that kind of a “pine box”by the way) to a full blown, rift sawn oak, super dooper heavy duty Box, That doubles, or even triples as a stool /storage system along with dovetails!! Always use your dovetail jig when you can, because they are soooo coool. The point I am trying to make is, the projects you do for someone else are the best on so many different levels. They push you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, plus they score huge Karma points. I hope I do a good job since I set the bar so high.
-- I was going for that distressed look