|Project by bcsawdust||posted 12-08-2014 03:16 AM||966 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I decided to take up woodworking after driving a locomotive for 35 years.
After looking on at lumberjocks for a couple years, I am starting to understand a little bit about wood.
Just like driving a train, you have to be patient.
My dad passed away earlier this year, so I felt it was time to make something. A box for my dad to rest in until I let him go, was what I came up with. My dad loved to fish and during our last fishing adventure I was given a limited framed print from the Haida Gwaii First Nations, for catching and releasing a 40 plus pound salmon.
So my plan is to do the same thing for my dad. Until then, he will rest in the box I made for him.
The top and bottom are pine and the sides are oak. I used dowels and glue to hold the base and sides. The dowels protruded through the bottom as miniature legs. I used a Danish oil and finished it off with some paste wax.
All the wood is recycled and free.
The wooden carving on the top was a gift from my aunt.
My next project, a jewelry box for my granddaughter.
Thanks for looking.