|Project by Coxy23||posted 07-02-2015 02:59 AM||1076 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
After seeing so many awesome boxes on LJ, I decided it was time to make one….well, three actually. This and two other posts will show them all…that I made at the same time. This one is spalted maple with purpleheart keys on the corners as well as the top, bottom, handle and tray runners. The tray is spalted maple. The bottom is covered with felt. It is about 5×7 x 11, is sanded to 400 and finished with 2 coats of mineral oil / beeswax in a 4:1 ratio…my new favorite. I learned a lot but clearly need to get better. This was my first use of purpleheart…I didn’t know about the color changes it undergoes after sanding and how UV light brings it back…weird. I gave this one to my son for his birthday. Thanks to all who post such great boxes so that I may be inspired and learn.