|Project by Don||posted 07-21-2009 05:16 PM||4371 views||17 times favorited||22 comments|
This is the first of two boxes I just finished.
A co-worker of my wife’s wanted me to make her Mom a box for her 60th birthday so I started with this one and also decided to make one for my daughter in law for her birthday as well.
Second box is a completely different design.
All from Cocobolo (except for the box bottom). Legs and sides are joined using hobby sized biscuits. I tried to use M&T joinery but it just wasn’t working for me so I went with this idea.
I liked the heart (Cocobolo as well) in the bottom. Made with love…..or something like that.
The front shot shows a ‘mouse’ or ‘Chinchilla’ that appeared as I was planing and sanding. Kinda cool.
Finished with three coats of Kunos oil and sealer and three coats of wax. First time using the oil. It’s a ‘green’ product sold by my favourite wood store (KJP)
(shameless view of the lighthouse I made is not accidental) :o)
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca