|Project by TheFridge||posted 02-02-2015 06:01 AM||1842 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I wanted to make a box for my paw paw just because. That and I wanted to try out some cove cuts and box joints on one project. The cypress was milled 35-40 years ago. Stickers and air dried. From my paw paw. So im just giving back.
I didn’t sand or finish it because I didn’t feel it necessary. Looks different. I wouldn’t have made the box as meaty if I had a bandsaw capable of cutting the height of it, while following the outer contour of it.
I might cut a round recess for a handhole before I give it to him, but I haven’t made my mind up yet. I’m looking at it as more for storage of trinkets and stuff he won’t use often. Extra pocket knives and such.
This is just one of the many things I’ve made for him from his own wood. Hes a WW2 vet, a marine who fought in the Pacific, namely Iwo Jima, and was lucky to live to tell about it. Hopefully, there will be plenty of time to make him other things too. That man is truly a champ.
-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.