This week, I decided to do a little woodworking to take my mind off of some personal stuff. I made 3 boxes with the same dimensions as the first one. The point of this was to see if each one would improve as I built them. I was right. Each one was better than the other. The sense of accomplishment when you finish a project is worth all the hard work needed to make an improvement on each one. With the first one, I decided to use nails. (What a colossal failure) The nails split the wood, bent, and the cap bent when ever I tried to pull one out. So on my next box, I used screws. Fortunately, we had construction screws which make it harder to strip the top when drilling. The box turned out great however some of the wood was warped and left little spaces. Finally, I learned from the Third one and successfully filed down the wood until it was perfectly flat and drilled all the screws in nicely. Next week I will paint the box and add a back to it.
Jack Kelly- the most awesome guy in the world who is better than Douglas