|Project by JWF||posted 11-02-2014 12:40 AM||1926 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Made this as a gift for a friend of mine. Sapele and lacewood with walnut for the splines. Finished dimensions are 10×4 x 3 1/2. Used some Famowood mahogany color filler to cover up some tear-out on the lacewood. Finish is blond shellac on the lacewood pieces and linseed oil and blond shellac on the sapele.
I had a 3/4 thick piece of lacewood that I resawed on the table saw down to 3/8 for the top panel. I took the leftover piece and glued it to a piece of 1/8” hardboard and used that for the bottom panel. The two little trays sit on walnut strips that run the full length of the box. This was my first time working with sapele and I enjoyed it. Gorgeous wood when you hit it with some oil and it smells nice when you’re cutting it. It does tend to tear out a little but I can live with that for something that pretty.
Thanks for looking.