|Project by robscastle||posted 11-25-2014 12:40 AM||1166 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a box made on a whim whilst I was supposed to be “Cleaning up” for Christmas.
The box section apart from the MDF base insert is from a solid piece of timber milled to shape.
I thought it was Tasmanian Myrtle however after finishing it and applying Orange Oil to it I have my doubts.
The lid material again is not really known it may be European Walnut as it looks to have very features to similar to the Walnut Key holder I made last project.
Regardless both look fantastic finished.
They were “Just bits of timber lying about”
The veneer inlay was store bought and was a composite of left over bits, if you look closely at picture four you may see a diagonal joint line in the middle where I joined two sections together.
As a side:
The inlay is currently being reasearched as to trying to find out how it was made.
See separate blog on the construction process, if you could call it that! and a blog on my findings after microscoping the veneer. Both blogs carry the SMIB reference in the subject title.
I have been doing wood work for some years now and I am still amazed as the beautiful features which lie below the surface just waiting to be revealed, I guess that is one of the reasons so much enjoyment comes from wood working!
If you can ID the timbers please add your knowledge to enlighten everybody.
This Post will possibly be all from me this year so, all the very best to everybody, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year see you all back then
-- Regards Robert