To Give is better than to Receive

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Blog entry by Jace McDaniel posted 04-24-2017 01:53 PM 778 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normally on a project like this made with solid Oak and Walnut, and all made by hand, and what I’m most proud of is this is my first piece of furniture that i designed on my own. rather simple design but i didn’t copy someone elses work and that was rewarding…..but anyways back on topic, so yeah normally with this being a custom piece i would have made a pretty decent commission, just given the amount of time and work that went into it, along with the beautiful wood that was used. But being that it was for my cousin, i told my aunt that if she just purchased the lumber, at my cost, i wouldn’t charge her a penny more fore the chest. I felt like that was the right thing to do, although it did take away any time that i could have spent making other small projects for a liitltle income as well for about a month, I made it through and the amount of joy it brought to see how much they took to it after they came to pick it up was amazing and worth every bit of time and work that was put into it. theres nothing more satisfying than to be able to give someone something that they aren’t necesarilly expecting to receive.

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