|Project by FatScratch||posted 05-11-2009 02:21 PM||1327 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a Mother’s Day box I made for my mom. My Dad past away last month after a terrible and rare disease. For thirty years he had about 10 maple logs sitting next to their fireplace. They were about six to eight inches in diameter each. He thought they looked nice next to the fireplace and said they couldn’t be burned, they were “show wood.” He was goofy sometimes. We always joked about the valuable “show wood!” Just before he died he had a new fireplace mantle made for their house and removed the logs. I took them a couple of weeks ago and turned them into this box, except for the handle which is purpleheart. The box is about 8” x 8” and 3” high. This was the first time I used any kind of rough lumber. I used my 10” bandsaw to trim it after splitting the logs. I don’t have a jointer yet, so a lot of time went into flattening the wood with hand planes before going though my thickness planer.
I think my Dad would be mightly proud that I gave his “show wood” a new life!