|Project by Mike M||posted 12-07-2014 07:01 PM||620 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
My daughter asked me to make a box to replace the shoe box she was keeping “keepsakes” in. This was my first experience with cherry. Very nice to work with as long as EVERYTHING is SHARP. I took this down to 1/4” thick. My planer was not as sharp as it could be and took a little deeper piece from the lid which you can see above the small “e”. But it is hand made right? The corners were simple miters, with the bottom being rabbeted. To make sure the sides don’t come apart, I installed 4 dovetails from maple stock. Flocking is from the local craft store for a little over a buck a sheet. Great adhesive qualities and color selection, but I am partial to this blue. Finished with 600 grit and boiled linseed oil, my new favorite finish. Laser cut from the local trophy store
Overall, the cherry is beautiful and will probably make something else soon.