|Project by Sodabowski||posted 05-12-2015 06:27 PM||1280 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Hi, you can say it’s been a while since I last posted a project. Time has been short with the university, but I managed to get a few things done nonetheless. Here’s a small bedside box I made for my significant other’s necklace. The body is plum burl, from a century old tree that was cut ten years ago and from which I had salvaged the biggest crotch, a huge burl slab, and several branches. This comes out of a piece of the burl. I cut it out on the bandsaw, and yes I forgot to take pictures along the way… So you can only see it rough, then done.
The hinge, which of course was inspired by many of what you guys posted here, is a single piece of wild buckthorn root, with an absolutely outstanding red-purple color, a lot in the same range as bloodwood. I’ll certainly turn some pens out of that stuff, plus it has a slight spalting with fine black lines adding a lot to it.
Anyway the hinge, as said, is a single piece, that was cutout with my sister’s jewelry saw, then drilled for a small 1mm rectified steel rod, then hand filed to get the proper shape with my trusty metal files.
The inside of the box is not pretty enough to be shown, but Sweetheart likes it rough, so I left it like that, with the Forstner bits’ marks and sanding marks. Oh, well.
Man, that plum stuff is incredibly HARD! Hope you like it.
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...