Hi everyone, I would like to share a little event with you.
First, you gotta know I'm pretty organized on the workbench nowadays, keeping essential pieces half done in a plastic container. You're probably all too familiar with what can happen if you don't? I've been on all fours looking for dropped pieces too often now, so i try to stay pretty methodical. Anyway, making this step ladder chair I started out with cutting the four legs and I've continued building on the back legs to make the top half of the chair. The other day I was ready for the bottom section, i.e. work on the front legs.
No braincell in my head doubted the two front legs would be in the tray. I saw one amongst the numerous other pieces that I've prepared, rummaged to find the other, but sure, there was only one. Only one? Yes, only one… HUH? The next moment i checked the bench, i checked left, right, left again…Nothing. Hmm, OK. The floor, it's on the floor. It has to be on the floor. So down on my knees i went.
But sure I knew it would be fruitless. I'd just vacuumed the place. I try to keep it tidy so I can find dropped pieces quickly. But it's too big to not notice it, had i sucked it up unknowingly yesterday. And it has been 2 weeks since i held the front legs last, so I don't know when it went missing…. Argh!
I felt upset with myself for missing a piece. Now I was faced with double work, i.e. make a new front leg. But then I got a brainwave, and smiled. Because maybe, you know, maybe a one legged man had come along and decided he could do with 2 legs??? In theory it's theft but I prefer this explanation because it makes me smile to know i helped this man to walk again, and even run?!
Have fun making mini's,