|Project by TheCaver||posted 01-01-2009 04:29 AM||3617 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Ok, ‘qualified’ critique is welcome…..
I made this box to store my mothers ashes….
This is probably my most ill fitting piece yet. I rushed on far too much of it and it shows….It began with a .5 degree bevel on all of the main box parts. Since I cut so much of it, I plowed ahead thinking I could plane/scrape it square before finishing…..Well, I did, but upon close inspection, its not perfect…...Pics also exhibit dustyness, I have yet to clean and final wax it….
Sketchup’d the model w proper color and profile….
Bookmatched (color slightly mismatched, erg….) veneered lid panel, leveled and mirror finished with shellac/pumice/rottenstone. Beveled underside to lighten the look….
4 marquetry side panels (beech and curly walnut veneer), mirror finished as above.
Mortise and tenon panels, main carcase
Removable base, keyed corners
Sliding lower opening (the top is not meant to be opened for obvious reasons, but I have made allowances should I decide to convert to a regular box at some future date). Pinned closed once ashes are deposited.
Laminated beech strip, shaped, mitered lid to hold panel
That’s about it….this is my second time veneering, it wasn’t so bad, but I learned a lot….also learned not to miter a tray with keyed inserts which will get grooves :)
I scraped everything on this box rather than sanding and I left some marks. I didn’t see a massive difference, so I will return to sanding my projects….Excepting maybe tabletops or such….
Also, a huge design error. I fogot to account for the amount of recess in the base, which never got subtracted from the top, so the top stretchers look much wider than the lower ones….live and learn….
Hopefully Tom and the other box makers on the site will chime in here with suggestions and comments, good or bad….I’d like to learn from this….
-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan