|Project by Woodshopfreak||posted 02-10-2009 06:40 AM||23531 views||7 times favorited||23 comments|
I made this Shoe Shine Box a little while ago. I am very proud of it compared to some of what I like to call the “junk pieces”. This Box is made of Oak, I originally got the idea from my Uncle. He saw one made of pine and wanted it in oak. I started to make it and then my dad liked it so much he wanted it. So he got it in the end. It is finished with polyurethane FOREVER. Simple aresol spray can worked well for this. Two Coats and it covered really nicely. I also used a Golden Oak finish I got for about 1$ at Ace Hardware :). This box was very hard to make with the box joints on the edge. It took to make the box joints. Trust me my Sears bench top saw was not designed to do this kind of work. I had to make a jig and take my time. Even then I had to clean up some of them with a chisel and a file. Turned out really nice too. the platform on the top is to rest your shoe on while you shine it, but we are just using it as a decorative piece. My dad actually has all of his shoe polish stuff in it though. It has a cool latch, you swing it down and then a piece swivels to lock the latch down.
-- Tyler, Illinois