Thursday, August 27, 2015

Keep Better Records

Do you remember a while back, when I wrote about a military flag display box that I built?  It started like this, 

and progressed like this. 

I always love it when customers get back in touch with me, and send me photos of a piece I built, after it is gifted to someone. Here's what came via email today. 

It's filled with patches, medals, coins, mission flags - a great way to commemorate a long career.

It's also really interesting to see how all the awards and memorabilia fit into this case, and awesome to think that this will be around to pass down to another generation. 

You know what I wish? I had kept better records. At one point, I was probably built 30-40 pieces of furniture a year, but over time - I've just lost track of what I've done. I couldn't even venture a guess as to the number of things I've built. 

So - to all new woodworkers out there - keep better records. It'll help you when giving future bids to customers, and it's just nice to be able to look back on your body of work and see the progress you've made. 

1 comment:

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

You built it beautifully but it really comes to life with the memorabilia inside, doesn't it? So nice to see.
I agree about keeping records, I am so bad about it. I think I will remember something even a paint colour I used but, alas, I have forgotten more times than I have remembered.