|Project by Wingstress||posted 10-19-2008 05:59 AM||2568 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
This started off as a band saw box, but I loved the center section so much, I chopped it up and turned it into a coaster set. I made the box by cutting an “S” curve out of of Australian lace wood and some walnut. I had to do a little hand sanding to get the shapes to match and I did use a little wood filler on some of the gaps, but only I can notice that. The eyes were made from a simple dowel cutter and glued into the holes before I cut it up.
After I made them into coasters, I realized they were hard to get out, so I drilled a one-inch hole in the bottom of the box so you can stick your finger up through the bottom. I finished it off with shellac.
I ended up giving it to my sister in-law who lives in LA. I thought it was a nice complement to her style…
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT