|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-26-2014 11:50 PM||1657 views||3 times favorited||29 comments|
My wife and I stopped in this gift shop in Plainfield, Il. that had all hand made items and we bought this glass with a jellyfish molded inside and an LED light box that changes colors to mount it on. They also sold these little square black boxes to put them in and I said I can make one for them. So this is what I came up with.
It started as six staves of red gum wood and then I turned it round and put ends in it. The bottom end is some plain red gum and has a round mortice in it to hold it for the final turn to shape. The top is six segments of red gum that was turned to fit into the top of the tube.
After the box was finished being turned, I carved out the front opening to line up with the inside flats on the staves and drilled the clearance hole in the back for the cord end.
The box is finished with 8 coats of Formby’s Tung Oil and the inside is black flocked.
I added some shots below of the process for shaping it.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!