|Project by TObenhuber||posted 04-27-2014 06:08 PM||1063 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my first post to lumberjocks and wanted to start from the beginning.
My first project that was worthy of coming inside the house and not causing my wife say that should be moved straight from finishing to the street curb. I feel like it was the beginning of a winning woodworking relationship between the two of us.
Any ways, this one was made for my sister who has several Beer Koozies left over from her wedding and college years. She was the first person to try and capitalize upon a new woodworker by getting something that doesn’t exist on the open market. She looked, in disbelief I looked and indeed there isn’t a market for this type of item. After all it is just a simple butt joint box with no lid.
Basically, I took some scraps from some of my older much earlier projects that though useful will probably never make it on lumberjocks. The box contains Cedar 2×6 lumber from the orange borg cut to required dimensions on the table saw and then butt jointed. Sanded with my palm sander and I don’t remember exactly the grits. The finish is miniwax, don’t remember the color but obviously pretty dark. Then last but not least several coats of poly with sanding between coats. Overall it turned out much better than expected and made my sister very happy.
This is where my wife started her list of honey dos.
-- Travis, Virginia, www.facebook.com/CreativeWoodworksHybla