November 11, 2008

No more ITC !!!

For the first half of the semester, I have been taking a class called: "Introduction to Craft" or "ITC". It's basically woodshop class with an emphasis on traditional joinery techniques. I took the class for 1 credit hour (instead of 3) which means that it only meets for half the semester...
At first, I was a little disappointed that I had to do this (due to an overloaded schedule) but now that I don't have to meet for the class every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9-9:30ish, I'm glad I decided to do it.

So, what did I do with my first real night off from ITC? I went to the mall with Lindsey...woohoo! I had almost forgot what it was like to do something recreational during the week! Here's a picture of our glorious meal at the food court:

(Notice the Japanese food with all the white well as the remnants of a pretzel)

It was the most fun I've had on a weeknight since back in August when we would drive around looking for furniture for our first "home".

Oh, and in case you're are a couple of photos of the box I made as my final project for ITC:

(Here it is drying after the final coat of finishing oil was applied the night before it was due.)

(This is a picture of the box on display along with some of the others at the review.)

(I designed the box -which had to fit within preset dimensions: 12"x5"x9"- as a house for our remote controls. Since we currently have no coffee table, we had no place to store the remotes except at the TV . . . which defeats the purpose.)

(Here is a photo of the box on the floor beside our futon holding our remote controls.)

1 comment:

  1. I want a box like this....except I want curly cues and lots of know the tacky stuff! :) Awesome!