A month-and-a-half ago, I was asked by the editors at Canadian Home Workshop to come up with some ideas for their annual gift idea issue. I thought about it for a little while, about two weeks, before passing on my best idea – a little box I had dreamed up based on a wooden hinge I had made a few weeks prior. Managing editor Jodi Avery MacLean loved it and asked me to make one for the gift issue. However, because I had waited two weeks to get back to her, I now only had three days to finalize the design and make two boxes along with the necessary jigs to cut the finger joint and rout out the inside. So I worked my tail off and managed to meet the deadline. Then, over the next week, I put pen to paper to draft up an clear and concise article that I was happy with.
By now the November issue of Canadian Home Workshop has hit the newsstands, and lo and behold there it is on page 50. Check it out!