|Project by bygrace||posted 05-05-2014 01:58 AM||852 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Well I’m almost out of wood, so I had to make something with leftover scraps laying around the shop.
The sides of these boxes are Sapele, but I didn’t have thick enough pieces to match the grain on all four sides. But the grain in Sapele is such that the “unmatched” grain isn’t very noticeable. I really like working with this wood.
Some of the Peruvian walnut has some small knots in it, but that just adds character.
And the Wenge on the top – well I love it! The Wenge looks much better in person.
Well I wasn’t anticipating it, but these ended up being some of my favorite boxes I’ve made so far.
Finished with 3 coats of Watco natural, two coats of shellac for a sanding sealer, and three coats of spray lacquer.
One accident though. When routing out the hinge mortise I accidently measured to the inside of the router blade instead of the outside. Arghhhhhh! Oh well, live and learn.
Thanks for looking, and any comments and suggestions are appreciated!
-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.