|Project by Woodhacker||posted 12-21-2008 11:52 PM||12305 views||14 times favorited||21 comments|
The joinery in this box is hand cut hounds tooth dovetails. I posted a “how to”
blog on this box a while back if you’re interested…and finally got time to finish it.
Like the last few boxes I’ve posted this one is Caribbean rosewood and curly maple with a hickory base.
I also used the hounds tooth theme in the handle which is mortised into the lid. The handle is actually made of 6 individual pieces as you can see in the picture in the blog referenced above. I tried this with two pieces (one maple and one rosewood) but I couldn’t get the close tolerences I wanted without breaking the rosewood.
The finish is an initial coat of oil blend, followed by 11 coats of General Finishes ArmRSeal. Final sanding was 1500 grit followed by rubbing out with auto body polishing compound the two coats of paste wax.
-- Martin, Kansas