|Project by Celticscroller||posted 09-16-2014 03:23 AM||1560 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I made this recipe box for my great niece’s 10th birthday. When I make boxes, I usually have a pattern to go by but I decided I needed a challenge in construction without a pattern! The bottom strip is maple and the lid is basswood. I don’t know what the dark wood is but if anyone has any ideas, I’d love to hear them. I’ve never worked with wood that was this hard. I made the mistake of deciding to stack cut the ends and the sides. I had to use a #5 blade to cut the fretwork ( I would normally use a 2/0) and even at that I went through about three blades. Sanding the wood was even a challenge, it was so hard! I learnt a lot and would definitely do things a little differently next time.
Comments are always welcome. Thanks for looking.
-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/