|Project by diverlloyd||posted 05-16-2015 01:14 AM||1327 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
So as the title says this is my wife’s anniversary gift. It’s made of cherry and walnut. I started by making a cherry block 3” thick and grabbed a piece of walnut 1” thick. The only power tools used were a ROS and a 4” hand grinder. The grinder made the curves in the lid and the bottom of the box. I chiseled out the whole interior of the box then rough cut the outside and chisel finished it.
I know that’s a lot of work but I go into a happy place with a hammer in my hand. I used poly as the finish but had some large gnats land in it over night. That’s where the ROS came in, the new tool(toy) did a nice job and the harbor freight adhesive backed 180 worked well. So I just sprayed some clear lacquer on it I have had no luck with the poly( spilled half of the can before I started the finish.
I was going to steam bend the outside but after reading about it I wouldn’t have had the drying time to finish on time. Anyways it turned out ok and I got a lot of chisel time. Feel free to leave some comments and I will answer questions that are asked also.