<img class="lazy" height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg'%20viewBox='0%200%201%201'%3E%3C/svg%3E" data-src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=376816859356052&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
 In Shop Blog

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.

For the last couple weeks, we were scrambling to get ready for Woodworking in America. Now, we’re scrambling to get all the in-house stories written, and the freelance stories in, edited and designed for the December issue, for which the binder read-through is this Thursday.

And I had to scramble to get the I Can Do That project completed in time for a photo shoot last Thursday. The shoot was supposed to be on Tuesday. I pushed it to Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, I begged our photographer for an hour of his time on Thursday. Early Thursday morning, I did a final touch-up to the finish, let it dry, then re-installed the hinges. I was fairly certain on Thursday morning we’d get the shoot done. But I wasn’t wiling to bet the farm.

Why? The entire build was a comedy of errors, complete with twins – well, that was the intent, anyway.

The project is a “gent’s chest” (a small tool chest meant to hold household tools such as screwdrivers, a hammer and the like) that I adapted from a little antique chest I borrowed from a friend.


 

By registering, I acknowledge and agree to Active Interest Media's (AIM) Terms of Service and to AIM's use of my contact information to communicate with me about AIM, its brands or its third-party partners' products, services, events and research opportunities. AIM's use of the information I provide will be consistent with the AIM Privacy Policy.


Start typing and press Enter to search