|Project by RoadHogg||posted 12-22-2014 07:03 PM||775 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this gift box for my sister-in-law this year for Christmas. I neglected to take any good pictures before boxing it up so this is the best I have. It was made from plans from Wood magazine and I think there are other examples on LJ’s. One bit of trivia is, last summer she gave me an old and abused Stanley #6 plane. I cleaned it up a little and sharpened the iron. For packing in the box, I shaved off some white oak, using the old #6. The box is maple, with a nice bird’s eye figure on the top, padauk ends with birch dowels. The bottom is baltic birch plywood. The finish is simply clear spray lacquer. It was interesting making the curves while not owning a bandsaw.
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