|Project by Michigander||posted 11-13-2014 11:36 PM||1470 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
I am between projects so I thought I’d try making Colonial Pipe boxes. In Colonial times the tavern keeper would hang one of these on the tavern wall and stock it with clay pipes for his patrons to smoke. Tobacco or matches were kept in the drawer. When the patron was through smoking he would snap an inch off the pipe and return it to the box for the next guy to smoke.
The whaletail is walnut with blonde shellac and 3 coat of General Finishes Oil Arm-R Seal urethane.
The dark one is tiger maple, dyed with brown water-based dye with a coat of cherry over the top then 3 coats of Arm-R Seal.
The light colored one is cherry. The picture is much lighter than actual. It has a coat of blonde shellac and 3 coats of Arm0R Seal.
The walnut and cherry have hand cut dovetail drawers with applied faces. The maple one was my first attempt and it has just glued drawer. The maple is 1/4” thick, but I decided it was too clunky so the other two are 1/4”. Construction is glue only no pin nails.
Anyway they are fun to make, I made up the patterns myself, except for the maple one. That was from an article in Fine Woodworking magazine.
They are fun to make and would make great Christmas presents.
Thanks for looking!