|Project by Elyasaf Shweka||posted 09-28-2015 11:23 PM||1023 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Mahogany and Maple
Rustin oil finish. sanded up to 380 grit.
box joints – 2.5mm each. made with a jig based on Matthias Wandells plans. great jig
bevel edges on the top made on table saw.
I don’t use much mahogany, and im not sure if it a standart feature or not, but this dark wood really stands out in direct sun light, a shiny gold grain-trace is showing. i hope its possible to see in the picture.
its made for use in the jewish holiday named “Sukkot”. one of the jewish rituals asks for using an ‘Etorg’ (kind of a fruit, very close to lemon). so this box is being used for one week, and in display for the rest of the year.
it was made in a rush to give as a present to my Dad for this holiday, so i used the metals i had under hand. not the best choice, but it works. still need to learn how to align those hinges at back so that the lid would close perfectly aligned. and i still need to figure out how to sand the glue marks inside the box after its glued…
the top splines are for enforcemnt of the top, and for decoration.
-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.