Today did not go exactly as planned. I wanted to kick off Thing-A-Day with something substantial, so I was originally planning to go to Pumping Station: One and finish the construction of a vertical garden I started with my brother. Unfortuneately Snowpocalypse had other ideas and I ended up at home. Due to my recent move, my tools and materials are in quite a bit of disarray, so my options were fairly limited.
I ended up starting a hollow book. I found some directions over here and started looking for a book to chop up. I went with an old Harvard Collection Philosophy book that I, uh, borrowed from the library ~10 years ago. I didn’t get too far. I glued the sides together and got about 1/4 inch down into the book. I couldn’t find an appropriate dremel bit, and the one I ended up using gave off some unpleasant smoke.
This wasn’t the way I wanted to kick off this month, but it has been a good lesson in how crucial planning is. Hopefully I’ll finish this off tomorrow and give myself some time to plan things out for Thursday more carefully.