After hours beyond counting, a new jewelry chest is finally coming together. This is when a piece becomes real to me; up to now the piece really exists primarily in my mind. All the sawing, drilling, gluing, sanding, test-fitting are done and the basic assembly is complete. All the parts have been lovingly sanded, sealed and protected to a beautiful, silky smooth finish. I think it’s interesting watch the final steps before its debut.
And the happy ending to this story is that someone else liked this piece enough to give it a new home the first time I presented it to the public.