|Project by twoblacklabs||posted 09-12-2015 02:31 AM||1751 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
One of my daughter’s is having her first baby shower this weekend. I overheard her mother talking about a prize for the “Diaper Raffle”. (Guests bring a bag of diapers and this becomes the entry fee). I hadn’t heard of this “new tradition”. The intended prize was to be a Yankee Candle. Having only just purchased the original Incra Jig from Rockler but not having had used it yet, I immediately said, “A candle? Really? How about I make a box for the prize?”. The wife wasn’t really impressed and replied, “What kind of box?”. The completed result has really changed her impression though, LOL.
After looking at several different plans, I changed my mind about the Incra Jig as I’ve not had time to play with it. (that’s for the very near future). However, I had recently seen the October 2015 Wood Magazine which featured a rather nice set of boxes. Since the daughter/soon to be mommy is completing her Interior Design Bachelor’s Program, I thought she would be impressed with a non traditional box. Boy was I right.
I would have loved to use more exotic woods but recently had purchased some curly maple and walnut. The walnut has been sitting neatly stacked in the garage attic of a local woodwork who’s moving away. Drying for the past 25 YEARS!
4 Layers of dewaxed shellac and 5 coats of Johnson’s Paste wax worked very well. If there was more time available, BLO or a tinting would have been done but there was a definite deadline. We left for PA (500 miles) today and the last bit of buffing was completed about 18 hours prior.
Since the winner will be an 8 hour drive away (we live in IN), a family member took a few pictures for my “portfolio”, which consists of these pictures. Ha!
Honestly, I love the way it turned out and hate to give this away for the low price of a pack of diapers. Told the wife and MIL, the entry has gone up to 1 pack of diapers an $30 cash. They simply laughed and said no way. (they’ll learn).
-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?