|Project by Ken90712||posted 05-14-2015 08:55 PM||1731 views||3 times favorited||22 comments|
It has been a while since I have posted projects. I was commissioned by my Best Friend’s wife to make 2 men’s keepsake (Valet) boxes. One for my God-son and the other for her husband, both birthday presents. While happy to do this, I wanted to make them special and masculine at the same time.
1st on is made out of Blue Oak, Mappa burl veneer and checkered in-lay. I flocked it with Blue Velvet, being that’s Jacks favorite color. The flocking was still drying when I took pic and the excess needed to be dumped out. I made the plans for this on my own. Approx 22×9x6
2nd one is Indian Rose Wood, Birds Eye Maple veneer and a multi-colored inlay. Red is my buddy’s Favorite color even though he graduated from Michigan State. LOL…. The plans came from the Woodsmith show as I have made one of these before.
I used General Finishes Arm-A Seal oil based wiping Varnish. This was my first time using this, but I really like it. I had a little learning curve in the beginning. Foam brush did not work for me got runs. I was better off with a piece of T-shirt which allowed thinner coats.
I need to get better at pictures, they don’t do them justice.
I would have preferred to use better hinges, but her budget was a consideration. Wow what a difference in hinges there is; now I get the price differences.
There are some Master Box Makers here and I can really appreciate their talent after making a ½ dozen or so Boxes. When you try to make something perfect and battle with it throughout the build I really respect the finished boxes.
As always Thx for looking and all comments welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"