|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 06-08-2015 01:11 AM||1268 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
It’s Done! This is a box I made with the slices of small tree trunk that I mentioned earlier. I think the wood is pear, but then again who said I know my trees? ([EDIT] It’s elm!) The source wood for this is from a small tree I cut down a few years ago. Most of the trunk is still laying on my bank, so I cut another chunk off and brought it in the shop.
After slicing it on the band saw I ran it through my thickness planer so that they would be a uniform thickness. They had such character to the wood that I wanted to make something, worm holes and all. This little 3×5 inch box is the result.
The walnut was some scrap lengths I had from trimming down a walnut drawer front. I wasn’t going to throw THAT away, and I’m glad I found a use for it. The wraps for the corners are made of the same wood as the sides. They hide my lose double-rabbet joints.
I only had to buy the two small hinges for this glue-together box. Several coats of spray lacquer finished it off. My wife loves it, so I’m giving it to her. It’s only coincidence that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the day we met.
Here’s two shots of it before being finished and without the latch.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!