Oops! began as an idea about outside the box hinges. I’ve always liked the “box on stand” idea but had never tried one so that sort of fell into place and one of the first ideas I had about box decoration was a “spill” pattern. I sketched these on a bit of paper at the kitchen table one day and it was left there.
Last December I restored an old ShopSmith 10 ER and had been wanting to see how good a tool it really was and what kind of precision I could achieve with it. Then in July I came across some air dried local Western Maple for sale nearby and the stars aligned to set the project in motion. I decided to do it as a tutorial for the ShopSmith forum and as I’m not much of a teacher I just took A LOT of pictures and captioned them hoping that a picture really was worth a thousand words. I assumed the viewer to be a novice woodworker so there are many “skippable” photos if you are more advanced, my apologies.
When I posted my projects here I was overwhelmed by the response and positive comments. I am truly humbled by your immediate acceptance of me as a newcomer to your group and hope that in re-posting this tutorial here on LJ’s I can give back just a little.
My format is a picasa web album. If you are not familiar, the best way to view is to click “slideshow”, then ckick F11 for full screen. Then if you want to control the time you have to look at each photo, just click on one of the next or previous arrows and the slideshow will become manual.
Thanks again to all and enjoy the show. Questions are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/