|Project by bigpops0259||posted 07-09-2009 07:59 PM||5887 views||19 times favorited||17 comments|
Hello Guys & Gals, Been a while since I was online. I’ve been working in the shop, or at least making dust. I made this as part commission part gift for my niece. She’s going to cooking College. She better learn to cook, so she can make me a good meal. This project took me Three weeks to make. It was my own design. No Print or plans, as if I could follow them anyway. Solid Black Walnut, I ran into beautiful 18” wide clear boards 12’ long and 1 1/4” thick, at 2.00 per ft. I bought it all up to say less. The over all size of the trunk is 22”D x 52”W x 22”H. I cedar lined the bottom. Made locking system to lock drawers with lid closed. All the trims are hand made. She needed, or said to be a pain. She needed something to store her china, for shipping and safe keeping. I made Walnut boxes for Dinner plates, Salad Plates, Cups, Bowls, and two Silverware racks she bought. I made Walnut hinges for all the lids, The boxes were just throw together from resawn scraps. Boxes are 3/8” thick with 1/4” dividers. I box cut all the corner joints at 1/4”. I made my own box cutting jig that I could change from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2” box joints, works pretty good, It’s a table saw jig I mount to my Incra miter gauge. I did my first carving in the front of the trunk with her initial. My wife used a hand rubbed Antique Oil, and wax. She likes to be the finishing dept. I like it to. rub rub honey. hope you all like it.
-- Marty Ohio