It can seem that way sometimes when designing and making an art piece. Will it all hold together? Will it look good? Will I like it? Will others like it? As a fellow artist said to me at Christmas "I've come to learn over the years that not every idea is a good one!". That is rather comforting actually. Well, happily, I think that all of the details came together to make a good piece.

In this video you will see some final components completed. The drawers were a considerable challenge as there were no flat surfaces or square edges with which to clamp or make the dovetails.

It was a nice change working on the lathe making the shakers for the dice. The wood for them actually came from an discarded root burl that Susie and I found when looking at houses to fix up last year. It turns out to be Box Elder, weighing some 300 lbs but we managed to heave it into the trailer. I think it will be in our inventory for several years!

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