Well here is some new progress on the Topa Challenge. It is NOT glued together at this point. Just has a few pieces of tape to hold it together to get pics. I need to break it down and dado out the groove for the bottom. Then I need to sand profusely and then glue together. After that I plan on using Padauk to do all the corners, maybe. I’m digging the miters on this piece. The effort to get all the grain to line up all the way around has been fun, and adding the borders of padauk may take away from that. We will see. This box is far from done. There are a ton of things to do like some marquetry, as well as some surprises.
It’s slow going because of the long list of things I’m doing, including but not limited to a bamboo rocker I’m making with a friend, shoe storage shelf unit with a carving for Gracie Barra jiu jitsu, a master bath, a bamboo sculpted vase, and a new japanese style jewelry box that Heidi is making a cross stitch for. I don’t know why I have so many things going on, especially since none of it is paying except the master bath job. I just love woodworking.
Thanks for looking. I hope you stay tuned for the next part of this. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
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