|Project by jaydub||posted 08-21-2014 06:06 PM||1230 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
Made this for a wedding present for some good pals. Material is canary wood that my local yard had a nice big pile of. Really nice wood to work, and got me some valuable experience with my #4 smoother after resawing 4/4” stock. I’m trying to do a lot less sanding, and a lot more planing – what a feeling when you get everything’s tuned and cutting the way you want it to!
I’ve done several lift-off-top and hinged boxes, but wanted to do something a little different with the top. I like the result! A little monolithic, using all the same species for sides and top, but the wood is so beautiful, I went with it. (The plane shavings are like their own kind of art – I really want to find some good way to display them).
-- happiness is a sharp plane iron