|Project by tdv||posted 12-20-2014 03:53 PM||1328 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
So anyway its coming close to Christmas and as I have two sons 18 months apart they are great friends as well as brothers so I thought this apt. We have always treat them equally in all things ( I have OCD) anyway I found this piece of curly mahogany at a local wood yard would you believe in the scrap bin as it was a short end, so I cleaned it up re-sawed it to reveal this beautiful figuring and so managed to make these two boxes from it. They are of dovetail construction I didnt use a router for these as I was inspired by a Fine Woodworking series on dovetails to make a tablesaw/bandsaw jig. I am thoroughly sold on this method now as they are of hand cut dimensions, with infinite spacing options and they don’t look like a routed joint. ( not that that is a bad thing just my new preference). I thought it summed up my boys (now in their early thirties) side by side and cut from the same stock and with a lot of beauty and character. Happy Christmas boys I love you!
-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK