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A Woodworker's Notes on Creativity

September 16, 2018


Creating handmade artistic wooden boxes: Don't Wait to Be Inspired


When I began writing many years ago, I came upon an interview with a
painter. The question posed to her was, “Do you paint when you are
inspired?” Her response was, “No, I do not wait to be inspired. I sit
down to work and then the inspiration comes.”






Ideas for creating handmade artistic wooden boxes come to me while

admiring the skill and craftsmanship of the myriad of woodworkers

represented online, woodworking magazines, instagram, pinterest, and local galleries. The most challenging aspect for me is to figure out how a particular piece
of furniture is constructed: what joinery did they use? how did they
make that curve?, etc. Often, I visualize the details of a piece I am
planning to build, then make some sketches, and proceed to a
three-dimensional drawing to get a feel for dimensions.

Be Original


As in literature, a woodworker does not want to plagiarize. It’s
encouraged to develop one’s own style and create his/her own design. I
find it less problematic to develop my technical and design skill by
working on expanding my previous work, rather that to tackle a project
someone else has made.









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