|Project by jason434||posted 06-06-2009 05:34 AM||1634 views||7 times favorited||21 comments|
Well as you can see this is my first post to this board, I have been a loyal viewer for some time now but I have never posted anything. Actually this is the first time anyone except my family or friends have seen my work so comments are encouraged and welcome. I primarily focus on building boxes and small furniture at this point in my life I simply do not have the time to complete major furniture pieces as much as I would like to. That being said I find such joy in building quality boxes, these projects allow me to sample woods and techniques that may be to costly to try in much bigger pieces. As for this project, my wife asked me to build a Recipe box for a gift and she gave me 1 weeks notice (oh boy). The dimensions of the box made this more time consuming as it is 7” high 6.5 wide 9-10 long and my jointer is only 6”, so most of the initial flattening had to be done by hand instead of machine. (i haven’t built a planer sled yet so I had to flatten one side by hand :( – I decided to do a clean miter since I wanted to use gaboon ebony for keys to match the black granite counter top it was going to go on. All the maple came from the same board the lip of the box was made from quartered sycamore and as stated before the keys are gaboon ebony, bottom is lined in black velvet.
I look forward to sharing more projects with you in the future, again any comments would be great.