Has this ever happened to you? When you get your project mostly complete, you move it to the spot where you want to finally place it and – dang – it doesn’t seem ‘right’ to your eyes. Or, while building, you cut a series of joints on a project, but they don’t seem to add anything to the overall appearance of the project.
Wouldn’t it be great to see what your project will really look like BEFORE you commit to building it?
That’s why woodworkers will sometimes build prototypes of their projects. They’ll mock up a piece in inexpensive No. 2 pine instead of their prized cherry, maple and walnut boards to get an accurate representation of what the project will really look like in its final form.
Of course, building prototypes does consume a few resources along the way – namely wood, time and money – some things that woodworkers often find in short supply.
This week, I want to know if you go through the process of building prototypes for your projects, and how the process works for you.