|Project by Waterlog||posted 11-22-2014 07:42 PM||1374 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
Boxes are my favorite things to make and I like experimenting with dovetails and various wood types. I sometimes try to have an invisible seam and incorporate the end board into the lid. I use a Japanese saw to cut the top of the end board and glue it to the lid. This must be done carefully or it looks shabby. Sometimes people can’t tell how to open the box when they see it. This box gave me some trouble chopping out the dove tails. The cocobolo is quarter sawn and was as hard as a rock. I actually chipped two chisels on this box. I normally sand out to 1200 grit and finish with walnut oil. However, I am probably going to switch to Tru-oil gunstock oil in the future. It is water resistant and protects and retains the original wood a lot better. Thanks for looking.
-- LWB Waterlog