Thursday, December 16, 2010

Boxing Day

I'm still wrapping up finals' week at Pratt, and fortunately the last remaining project is one I really enjoy.

I took Woodworking this semester (I'd posted a little about it earlier this year), which is run like a high school tech class.  We had a bunch of small semi-random projects all intended to teach us the basics of how to get around in the shop ... interspersed with old shop injury horror stories.

In any case, I'm working on making a box right now.  It's super simple; just some 45 degree angle connections, a sliced off lid, and some decorative joinery for the corners.  I originally had some high-falutin' ideas for dressing it up, but the more I work on it the more I realize I'd better leave well enough alone.  After all, I've always suspected that I was a minimalist trapped in a pack-rat's body.

Here's the progress!

The edge connections are looking clean, IMO, and I have a cool idea for the joinery.  I'm off to the shop today to see how it pans out ...