|Project by jaimechimie||posted 49 days ago||654 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I had some walnut and ash pieces laying around from other projects, so I decided to make another pencil box. Some people had said that they liked my last box, except for the sycamore endgrain. I decided to make the dovetailed box with all sides the same height and then cut off the part covering the endgrain. I doweled pinned the lid and was going to attach the perfectly matching piece of walnut, but drilled the hole for one of the dowels all of the way through. This is a replacement piece that doesn’t quite match. I should have grooved the end and rabbeted the lid.
I said I made a thousand mistakes on the last box, this one is probably 5 or so less. I definitely had some unsteady hand issues pairing off the ends of the dovetails. Also, i became aware of how many imperfections I missed when I added the finish. It is 3 coats of Watco Danish oil topped with Minwax paste wax. I like the way this one came out even with the mistakes. To me, the combination of Ash and Walnut looks really good together.
The last picture is the modified first box. I paired away the end to round it over some. It doesn’t look as harsh now, but the newer one looks better to me.
Let me know what you think.
-- Daniel S