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Project by Wiley posted 02-07-2010 11:34 PM 1464 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once I made my napkin ring, this was my first project with a proper top and bottom. It’s hard to see the scale from the picture, but it’s only about 2”x2”x2”. I like to keep projects as small as possible when I’m learning so that a) if I screw up a piece I haven’t wasted much wood and b) I find that once you can do something well on a small scale where things need to be exact, it’s easier to scale up than it is to learn preciseness for a small project when you’re used to having more wiggle room on big projects.

-- "When you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think straight" - Inherit the Wind

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 11:40 PM

thats a great theory, but unfortunately for me i seem to jump into the big stuff and go in happily blindfolded, and wearing mittens but then i come out with many screwed up…ahem…i mean smaller peices ment for smaller projects..from the bigger projects…lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 01:05 AM

Nice box

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 04:39 PM

Nice box. Interesting philosophy. I’ve found that I often put more work into a small project than a big one simply because it’s harder to work on small scale. All of my wood is found. I don’t worry so much about practicing on wood from a burn pile! The sawdust, chips, etc. just go into the mulch pile.
And I’ve stopped worrying (well, not completely) so much about that special piece of wood. I used to covet really cool pieces of wood, but they are eveywhere…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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