|Project by Babieca||posted 04-02-2015 10:35 PM||650 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
A pushke is the alms box that is traditionally in a home or synagogue. In these days of checks and credit cards they aren’t quite as ubiquitous as they once were, but an electronic transfer on a website doesn’t really work for teaching little kids. So, my wife asked me to make one for our home.
I cut out the letters on the bandsaw and did the inlay work with chisels and a gouge. I made a router base for my rotary tool to get things nice and flat, but the tool is really underpowered for that kind of work and if I end up doing more in the future, I’ll probably want to use a proper plunge router or a router plane instead. Still, it got the job done.
Finish is golden oak stain, mostly sanded off to just pop the grain and then a top coat of shellac.