|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 10-23-2015 09:04 PM||986 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]
In the continuing saga of Christmas projects, I made this pair of boxes from more of my spalted elm and my ever dwindling supply of walnut. They are for two of my nieces which are sisters.
I decided to make the lids a little bit fancy and each one unique. Simple mitered corners (yeah, simple!) with wrap around walnut trim. Each box is about 3×5 x 2-1/2 inches. It’s not obvious, but the wood for each one is a different thickness. It hasn’t caused a problem, but think from now on I’ll mill my spalted stuff on the thicker side.
Brass escutcheon pins act as hinges and gravity keeps the boxes closed. I finished them with several thin coats of poly, just enough to add some smoothness.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!