|Project by maplerock||posted 06-10-2015 09:25 PM||2035 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
Well, I have not been on LumberJocks much lately. I have been saving up my strength for some marathon baby making sessions. Sometimes I’m too tired, but it feels really good to crank them out. They are so smooth and smell good too.
Here are a few of my babies />
This one is Zebrawood. It is 4 5/16×2 3/4. pigskin suede bottom with a Rocker stop hinge. Like all of my boxes, the size was dictated by the piece of wood I had to use. Very few of my creations are the same size. Most are different. I like that. It is finished with tung oil and min-wax wipe on poly. It is a perfect size to hold a stack of business cards.
This one is oak with a walnut top. It also has a Rockler stop hinge and a suede lining. The finish is the same.
So what to do with them? They are small. They are indeed neat. Miniature versions of my bigger boxes, identical in construction, they take just about as long to make, and since my delicate fingers are closer to the blades, probably more dangerous to build.
They do give me something to do with my smaller pieces of wood. I really enjoy them. Like my own children, they were fun to make and I consider them little treasures. Next time you have a great piece of wood too small to build with you might reconsider and “get busy” like I did. Please excuse my amateurish attempt at humor!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana