|Forum topic by thisburningage||posted 03-22-2014 05:37 AM||1028 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-22-2014 05:37 AM
Hi all, I’m a complete newb to this site and, for my sins, I spend the majority of my time as a musician and sometime artist/designer and it would be great to run something past you all if that’s ok?
I have a band in the UK called “This Burning Age” – we’re releasing 4 EPs over the course of 2014 and me, being the idiot I am coupled with my vaguely arty/borderline pretentious background, decided that it would be fun and somewhat different if I scratch-built an art-book out of untreated steel and offered it to fans as an incredibly short run, Limited Edition alternative to the standard cardboard wallet type EP a lot of bands put out in our position (i.e. very little money!).
Surprisingly the construction of the books themselves is coming on well but recently I thought it might look good if they we’re to come in some sort of wooden presentation box – nothing big or over the top (the books are just 200mm x200mm and approx 50mm deep).
I know next to nothing about carpentry and with the final date for the release now fixed for April 28th I thought I’d look into a couple of ways I might be able to get them done:
What does everyone think? Worth trying to tackle them myself or should I find an experienced professional – that’s if I can find one who doesn’t charge like a raging bull. I’ve got fairly severe Crohn’s disease which I guess I should mention as it does sometimes get in the way a lot and means I sometimes can’t quite do as much as I’d like due to the pains and tiredness but I happy to give it a crack if you think it might be do-able for a novice? Thanks for reading!
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