I can't tell you how happy it feels to be back in the shop and healthy enough and be strong enough to build my 'Signature' Locking Boxes!
I did have the lumber cut to the first stage of 9 boxes. 4 of them with the bottoms and the Lid cut and ready for my laminating process to minimize movement or shrinking and contracting.
Here's a picture of it after I glued it up today:
I also glued and clamped the Veneer to the 1/4” plywood today. I marked the faces of the boards for the sides, front and back which side is up and where to cut tomorrow. I'm making a Brown Maple box, a Black Walnut box, a Cherry with a Black Walnut lid, and a Red Birch box.
I'm happy with the amount of work I got done today. This Spinal Cord Injury is tough. I'm still very weak and only have enough stamina to work two 1 ½ hour shifts with a hour laying down in between. I am thankful that I can do that much. I've been improving slowly but surly. Every week I'm a little better. The doctors told me it would be a least a year recovery. Damn, I think they might be right.
Did you see my Valet Trays? I've been making these the last few weeks. They are awesome. I love mine. It's on my nightstand next to my bed. Here's what the look like and a description at my Etsy Shop: Valet Tray
Here's a link to my Sold Boxes at my Etsy Shop also so you can see how nice these will look when they're finished: Sold Boxes