|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 04-12-2007 12:56 PM||2877 views||4 times favorited||22 comments|
This one too started out as a humidor (theoretically). The design went sideways with the decision to make a bin-style lid (Again with the radius edged Brussos, but this time the whole thing is sunk in flush and the hinge pin barrels sit in the chamferred edges of the lid). The humidor idea was totally sunk when I spilled a drop of BLO-MS inside the box. Really bad for cigars. Now I have cedrela odorata perfumed bills by the time payday rolls around.
I mentioned in my profile, that there is an olfactory aspect to woodworking that is beguiling to me. The rosewoods when warmed by the blade, etc. Nothing beats a dust collector bag full of Spanish Cedar shavings.
This box is cherry and walnut (prunus serotina et juglans nigra, while I’m throwing the Latin around). Inlay banding is soft maple and walnut. The Incra double half-blind dovetails use QS sycamore as the contrast wood. This box is finished on the outside with Pratt and Lambert #38 Interior Alkyd, which is my favorite winter finish (when it’s too cold to spray finishes in the garage.) The inside of the box (for good or ill) is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil:Mineral Spirits 1:1.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.