|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 07-24-2014 02:17 PM||2295 views||5 times favorited||34 comments|
I guess I could call this a commissioned piece, since it was requested by an acquaintance who was quite willing to pay for it. But because he’s the kind of person who does a lot to help others, and because I had all the materials already laying around the shop anyway, I told him I wouldn’t take his money. (The padauk itself came from a pile that was a gift to me from my friend Gary, a fellow woodworker and longtime LJ lurker.)
As stated in the title, the materials are padauk and maple. The finish is simply Danish oil and a coat of wax. I find padauk looks best with a minimum of fuss. The hardware, I know, is a bit clunky, but this will be a “working” box. It’s heavy empty, and will be even heavier when full. Also, he requested the hasp, which is what led me to use dual suitcase catches to balance things out.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"