|Project by ShannonRogers||posted 10-02-2008 03:32 AM||4474 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I have mentioned this box on my podcast a couple of times and I am putting together a blog entry on it’s construction. For the time being though here are the finished shots. This box is going into the same auction as the Olive wood pen I just posted. It is made entirely of maple with the handle made from walnut. I found the origami paper in a small store in Wiscasset, ME while on vacation and was inspired to add it to a project. The design is based off Gary Rogowski’s design from Fine Woodworking.
The sides and top were shaped by hand using a spokeshave and I carved some texture into the end grain of the lid to “hide” the end grain. Instead of using brass pins like Gary did, I decided to use walnut dowels. I also put paper on the bottom of the lid so you can see the design through the hole in the lid.
The finish is 5 coats of an aerosol Watco lacquer.
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