Moving right along with the toolchest build, this video is already the tenth in the series!
How time flies…. the tenth in the series and I’m just realizing that the tune in this clip is one I recorded 20 years ago this year.
Twenty years! ~ ; )
I still feel like that same 21 year old on most days; I continue to have an eagerness to learn new things, a burning drive to better the things that I already know, and the eyes to allow myself the time to find inspiration in the world around me. Whether you’re crafting a piece of music or a toolchest, the creative process can be much the same.
I’m still here, honing my skills and will no doubt be here in another 20 years, allowing myself the time and space, to nourish the inner fire burning inside every artist. I still can’t put my finger on it but I know that when I’m not creating, I’m really not living. Alright then, enough of that. The twenty year tangent- ; o
Back to the toolchest.
In this video, I’m processing the stock for the handle and feet. I’m using quarter sawn cherry for both it’s stability and beauty. The parts are ripped, crosscut and dimensioned. Not much to add really- the clip is a short one and speaks for itself.
The song is called “another day in the life of” and I thought it suited this process of stock.
The day to day ripping and crosscutting lumber, down into a cut list and then dimensioning it by hand at a work bench. Nothing glamorous, just the steps needed to get to the destination. Thankfully, I still very much enjoy the journey. The process. The necessary steps we take for every project and this one is getting close to its end.
The handle joinery is next time…
Here are some links to a few of the products used in this video: