|Project by boxman||posted 04-06-2009 03:26 AM||1767 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
The top of this box is greenheart from south america & the corner pieces i used pen blanks that were bocote from mexico , the bottom is a wood called simarupa ( you try & say it ? ) it is a soft wood I’m not a wood carver but this wood would be perfect for that, the heart inlay on the lid is bolivian rosewood, the pull is made up of a purpleheart handel with padauk on the ends , the corners i just routed a 1/4” dado for my birdseye maple to fit in , I don’t turn pens but i wanted the wood to see what i could use it for, my real disapointment came when i tried making my hinge for the top, it just didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to , the pic doesn’t show it too good,i even had to put 2 small strips of maple at the back to hold the lid from going all the way back,i used a router bit to give the bottom edge a profile, i look at it like this next time i’ll do a better job, i learnt a lot & it was fun, i used a med. walnut stain & shellac for the final coats with a final couple coats of minwax,the box is 10” X 9” X 4 1/2” high. Thanks for taking the time to look.
-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, firstname.lastname@example.org