It all started with my Mom asking for some small trinket boxes to give as gifts to the good folks at the home she and Dad are living who take such good care of them.
“Sure!” said I. “How many do you need?”
The answer was twelve. So I started making boxes. It was a fun project and it felt good to do something nice for my parents.
Then my sister asked me for some special boxes for her grandchildren.
“Sure,” said I. “Would you like some fancy shaped ones?”
Well, of course, she did. So, I started making boxes.
A slight upheaval occurred after I had finished three of the four boxes for my sister and I didn’t get photos of them all. But this bad boy was the fourth one and now no one can wait for my great-nephew to open it up on Christmas Eve.
Besides the t-rex, I also made a bull dozer, a transformer and a butterfly. But it wasn’t until I had cut out the first one that I realized how tricky it was going to be to sand the stacked-layer wall sides smooth.
“Don’t worry about it,” my sister kindly said. “They’re kids. They won’t care.”
Then another sister asked for a box for her granddaughter. “Something with a horse,” she said.
This time, I kept it simple. A nice round box with the image of the horse in-layed in the lid. I think it turned out rather well!
I really love making these stacked-layer creations. Now I just have to figure out how to finish complex shapes nicely. Or get better at lining up the layers!