|Project by TheCaver||posted 03-10-2009 03:22 AM||2350 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a box that my wife will store some garden seeds in. The main body and bottom panel is solid white Ash and the upper edge is inlaid with a 3 part, shop made banding (fir and sapele to be exact). The lid is made from Ash with a veneered panel which contains a 3 part marquetry leaf that happened to be my first test piece from a while back… I had it laying around in a bag of loose veneer hence the odd angle it sits at :)
The lid frame itself consists of Ash pieces laminated with some curly walnut I had, but is probably the biggest mistake on this box. The light/dark/light lid frame does not work with the light panel….I should have used a 2 part lamination, ended it at the walnut and let that contrast against the light panel…..stupid mistake…..and what sucks is, I knew it as I was cutting the pieces!
Veneer keying was done by hand with a dovetail saw and walnut was used for the key material. I regret using the sapele top inlay as the color does not match the walnut, but I needed some practice on inlaying thin, on-edge material….whatever.
The second photo shows a huge error…I was scraping the lid after wet sanding and bit the edge, tearing out a nice sliver…..it was maddening….truly.
At any rate, it came out ok, and I have almost completed its twin with a Wenge top which looks much better, offering the correct lid contrast….will post that soon.
Oh, and hinges were cheap Lowe’s brand, nothing fancy needed here, though I did fit them by hand, that must count for something :)
Finish was a good wet sanding with oil to fill the pores, followed by a few more coats with 400-600 light sanding between coats, and a coat of Black Bison wax.
Critique is welcome….
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