|Project by Jorgearaujo||posted 07-16-2015 05:57 PM||1119 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This box is a Birthday gift for my Mom, she does a lot of Crochet Amigurumi (crochet figures) and wanted a good way to store her hooks. She has all kinds of hooks, metal ones, metal ones with handles and I make her some “fancy” wood ones (as she calls them). So I wanted to make her a nice box. This box is made out of cherry, the top has a huge knot that I filled with a tinted Epoxy and really makes a big statement I think. (wish I had photographed it!!!) the corners I joined with a, well a modified box joint. Basically a box joint with the fingers “missing” in the center to give a cool design look, Im sure I saw that somewhere but I couldn’t find or remember where to give credit for the look. The inside has a Red Suede Leather lining and has two levels… well actually there are 3 lined levels… the very bottom of the box is lined, then level 2 has lined dividers for individual hooks, and level 3 also has lined dividers but is only a half level, that slides side to side (Like a tool box) so you can see what is under it and its easily removable she can take her “most used” hooks with her and not have to move the whole box. The second level is also removable but it has a piston fit and is made to stay in, the reason I made it removable is so that its not lock into the “Hook” dividers.
I finished it with just padded on shellac and I used EEE Ultra Shine Paste Wax to buff it out. This is the first time I have used EEE Ultra Shine on a box and it worked out really nice, Its mostly a woodturning product but worked really well to buff out the Shellac.
I made a youtube video series of 6 videos (1 intro and 5 construction), if you want to watch the whole process here is the link to my playlist. If you just want to see the box and a brief description of how it works and all just watch the intro video.
Well thank you very much for looking and I hope to here you comments.