Tag: Box Making

  • April 13, 2024

    These damn laser-cut pencil boxes are going to be the end of me. I must’ve spent another six or eight hours working on the design again today. I was hoping to work on another tea light lantern; something for Mother’s Day. These stupid pencil boxes just aren’t coming together the way I want them to.

  • April 3, 2024

    Whatever I’m working on ends up on my desk, as if my mind is offloading whatever it is carrying onto it. As the days pass, there’s less space for me to write my morning pages, rest my elbow, and put a cat who’s come to visit me. I’ll eventually hit a tipping point and stop…

  • February 27, 2024

    I felt an incredible sense of accomplishment when I measured the corner angles on the box I made a couple of days ago. They come together at 90° angle. Brilliant. This seems simple enough, and, truthfully, it is. Still, it’s taken me at least a year to get a joint this clean and precise. A…

  • July 22, 2023

    July 22, 2023

    Playing used to mean going outside to ride my bike, play street hockey, shoot hoops in the driveway, or build something with Lego. It made senses to call those activities “playing” because they were fun and carefree. Going to the playground wouldn’t be all that much fun if it were work.

  • June 7, 2023

    June 7, 2023

    The chest is built. It’s not finished yet. Over the next couple of days, I’ll sand it some more, shellac the inside, paint the outside, and try to do something about the curves that form the legs. I already want to build another one. I’m thinking that I should make a list of things that…

  • June 6, 2023

    June 6, 2023

    I continued working on the chest after work today. I did cut some corners and ended up using an oscillating multi-tool to do some sanding but it’s still looking pretty good. I’ll screw it all together tomorrow and then start working on the lid.

  • May 2, 2023

    May 2, 2023

    I’ve been working at this idea for about a month. It’s finally come together. Of course, I was hoping that I’d have everything sorted out sooner but it’s better now than never. Plus, it’s an idea I can keep building on.

  • April 23, 2023

    April 23, 2023

    I’ve been working on this type of box. I’m a bit late on it, but I thought I would try to make a Mother’s Day gift set. It’ll include this type of box, a pen, some handmade paper, and a couple of candles. I’m hoping to have three ready by Friday.

  • April 22, 2023

    April 22, 2023

    I texted my girlfriend last night to see if she’d be ready around 9:30 this morning to drive out to Vaughan. Again. I told her that we should go early to miss as much traffic as possible. It was just after 11:00 when I picked her up.

  • It Started as a Box for Business Cards

    It Started as a Box for Business Cards

  • Making a Pencil Box with a Dremel

    Making a Pencil Box with a Dremel

  • Making a Simple Pencil Box | Video

    Making a Simple Pencil Box | Video