But I'm also lucky to have the chance - and the challenge - of making some pretty interesting pieces, too - like the Ferrari crankshaft stand, or the Thunderbirds helmet display cabinet. It's all good. Really.
A couple of weeks ago, a fellow and his wife stopped into my shop to show me this slide rule display stand.
Still - I've never even seen a slide rule up close. Do they even use those any more?
The series of slots that display the slide rules had to be space pretty accurately, so I decided to make a prototype first. I cut a couple of triangles out of plywood, to test the spacing of the slots.
As the cutting progressed, you simply use an indexing pin to create even spacing.
Still - with some good music playing, and the right frame of mind - I can get myself into the zen of the moment on projects like these. It's all good - I'd still rather be sweaty and covered in sawdust than sitting behind a desk, listening to the sound of fingers clicking on keyboards. Or office gossip. Or attending team-building meetings. Oh, just shoot me if I ever have to do that.
Seems like I've been doing a lot of very small projects like these lately, but you know - they're much kinder to my back, and in many ways - very satisfying. They're quick - you design them, build them, and move on.
What's that line - Bing Bang Boom?