And I have finished the prep work and started the assembly on the casket etui. Unfortunately there isn't enough to really see at this point.
And I will warn you right now: if you're looking for perfection on this finishing project, don't. It has really been a learning experience for me and that shows. Once again (and apparently it takes finding this out over and over and over for me to learn this very obvious fact), I've realized I need two things to be a good finisher:
- A place to leave my projects spread out and my equipment set up
Getting the practice is easy. I think I'm going to set aside several hours every week-end to work on finish-finishing. Meanwhile, I'm going to work on this project a little every day until it's done, with breaks for other projects when I start making mistakes. (It should be obvious why I put that last provision in . . .)
Finding a place to leave things out is going to require some major rearranging of the stash room which is also full of other
So that is the goal.
Dearly Beloved wanted to know if I planned to have this accomplished by the end of this century.
Little does he realize he will be doing the heavy lifting and making the Goodwill/Salvation Army trips.