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#1 posted 01-31-2018 01:23 PM

Years ago, (actually around 1988 through 2004), I tended to buy and use plans, especially out of books I bought. Then I started experimenting with my own designs, and never looked back.

These days, I will see something in a book, maybe while shopping see something that I like and take a picture of it with my phone, then if I decide to build it, I will sketch out on paper my own version. I almost never, ever use the original idea as shown. By the time I sketch it out, it morphs into something that I like better. And sometimes, I just come up with things that I think I like, and design them out.
One of my favorite things used to be having a sketch pad on my lap while watching TV a night, and seeing something that I should not be able to build out of wood, and doing it. That is where these two things came from.
Started out as a bouquet, which morphed into a bouquet of hearts jewelry box.

Building a jewelry box meant to be a replica of a bunch of candles from a Harry Potter movie.

Both of these sold in one of my galleries where I exhibit.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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