This project is the culmination of my life experience so far. It started wish the desire to offer something unique and priceless to someone unique and priceless in my life: My girlfriend. Corny? You bet, but it is no less true.
After finishing the construction of this present: A jewelry box made of dark wood, lined in red velvet, with two mirrors and a secret door; Friends seemed to be impressed with my work. Suspicious as I am, I went on and published my project on social networks where I remained anonymous. The feedback was incredible, in between compliments and marriage proposals more serious requests came along regarding orders for similar pieces and the whereabouts of my shop. Amazed by such a response I decide to investigate the feasibility of opening a design workshop.
I intend to assemble a workshop specialized in woodwork. Tools, space and materials to be able to get my business off the ground and accept orders from customers and with them fabricate the pieces they idealize. To create partnerships with other designers, to learn and evolve and to stop writing this up and get into the action!
My area of studies went through Computer Engineering which I later traded for the area of Multimedia, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in New Technologies of Communication from the University of Aveiro. I kept running after what I felt to be the right choice, what brought me the most happiness, making my share of mistakes along the way.
As soon as I have the financing to do so I will order the tools I need. Some of which I will have immediate access to, however there will be a couple of tools, due to its complexity might take a month until delivered. Even so I can work around it until they arrive.
Apart from the idea, countless hours of sketching, sweat and a little blood; the months I had a little bit of money left over I would purchase a power tool, the basics. And with those basics I have been able to conduct some experiments and sell a piece even. Which is great if you take into consideration I have no workshop, used a friends table saw and the tools I own are a drill, a sander, a plain and an electric hand saw. With access to the right tools, after a couple hours of hysterical laughter, I could finally create with no limitations.
90 days after project ended
Aqui ficam algumas fotografias de algumas partes do processo de criação e montagem das peças.
Todas as peças começam por ser apenas uma pilha de madeira, após devidamente medidas e cortadas, começam a dar forma ao produto final. É necessário manter em mente margens, encaixes e orientações de abertura de gavetas e portas, pois um erro nesta fase pode atrasar semanas todo o trabalho.
Força nisso jovem! :D
Good project. You have my support.
Não é muito, mas espero que seja o suficiente para fazer a diferença no teu sonho :)
Receive a wooden magnet (plus a pencil) with an inscription of your choosing up to 20 characters. dimensions: 8cm wide x 2cm deep x 5 cm tall
Receive a wooden card holder engraved with your name. dimensions: 9.5cm tall x 1.5cm deep x 6cm tall (room for 5 / 6 cards) + The engraving of your name on the supporters plaque [The supporters plaque will be kept in the workshop as a remembrance of those who helped me when I needed it the most]
Receive a 10 hour carpentry workshop (never more than 2 or 3 people at a time) + the piece created in that time + The engraving of your name on the supporters plaque
Receive a jewelry box, use the picture below as a reference. Configurations discussable, maximum dimensions: 25cm wide x 20cm deep x 20 cm tall + The engraving of your name on the supporters plaque