|Project by Grumpymike||posted 05-11-2015 09:24 PM||4480 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
Before moving to Arizona some 3+ years ago, I lived in Kansas City. While there our next door neighbor had their Elm tree cut back and I asked for a few of the rounds because I had never worked with Elm.
I sliced the rounds up on the band saw, and stickered it to dry, and when the moving van came the Elm was loaded aboard with most of my wood collection.
After being in Arizona where the average humidity is around 10% it didn’t take long to dry the wood enough to work.
The top is from the center of the wood near the pith and I thought it would make an interesting feature.
The crown, foot and the tray are Sapele form my scrap bin and the splines are rosewood that I have had since High School (1963). My wife did the embroidery inside the lid.
I just thought that it would be fun for Jane to have a box made from her own tree.
Oh yeah, I did get a phone call when the UPS guy delivered it. ... She cried.
-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.