|Project by DonSol||posted 03-29-2015 10:57 PM||3361 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
I had this piece of silver maple crotch for several years and one day I was in the shed looking for a piece if walnut and ran across this piece. I never found the walnut (I know it is there) so I brought this into the shop. I sat there drinking my coffee, looking at it wondering what to do with it. Since the back didn’t have much of the crotch figure I decided to make a bandsaw box out of it.
Next morning I drew my design and glued it to the front of the block, cut out the shape, cut the back off. Then I started to cut out for the drawers and realized I couldn’t cut it the way I had planned it. I ended up cutting each drawer section separate. That did make it easier to cut out the block for the drawer and sanding the cavity. It also eliminated the top saw kerf. After I got every thing sanded, glued and sanded some more I finished it with Watco danish oil and wax.
I took it to a gallery here in town and two days later it was gone. I wish every thing would sell that quick.
The measurements are 9 1/2”w x 5”d x 13 3/4”h. The base is chakte viga and ebony. The knobs are also ebony.
-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle