|Project by Rayne||posted 03-31-2015 03:38 AM||1685 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Hello fellow LJ’s, Here is a rather quick project I decided to do after finding out that a former boss was leaving for our company. I was under the gun to finish this by Thursday of last week, but there really just wasn’t enough time in the day during the week to get it done, so I spent the weekend finishing it up. This box is almost exactly like that of the Woodwhisperer’s (Mark) Memorial Box, just with different species of lumber and round studs. This is made out of Ash, Black Walnut, and Tzalam (the handle). The lid is made out of ash as well, but stained with a water based mahogany stain and then the entire thing is finished with Danish Oil. I’ve never shaped anything in my life and am pleased with the result. It was a wonderful experience to form something out of wood like that.
Total cost of materials, stain, round studs (pen tubes as I couldn’t find anyone that carried the one Mark used), and oil came in under $20. Remember, the cost is relative to what was Actually used. I got a good deal on Ash from Woodcraft and the Black Walnut came from the Tampa Woodworking show as a scrap, even though it was a very evenly square blank, and I had the Tzalam, but it’s a very very small piece.
I may consider making one for my girlfriend using different species or trying different combination of contrasting colors. The key is that the lid needs to stay cheap because that thing has to be pretty Thick to shape it like that.
Anyways, I welcome any comments, critique, or questions. Thanks for looking.