|Project by gashley||posted 12-07-2015 09:33 PM||727 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I started a tradition for the longtime employees in my company and build them boxes to commemorate anniversaries in the company. This is a 30th anniversary present for a woman I’ve worked with all those 30 years now.
It’s made of a beautiful piece of curly cherry with a panel of veneered curly maple. The maple doesn’t pop quite as well in the photos but has a beautiful figure to it.
Box is just a simple spline and miter construction. Used Bubinga for the splines, handles and an accent on underside of the lid. Also did bubinga inlay with a maple inlay of her initials on the lid. Did the initials with a simple double bevel setup on the scroll saw with 1/8” maple and bubinga layered together as a packet. I liked the remaining maple outline of the initials that was leftover so I centered them on one of the interior trays for an extra accent.
The box inside has a “ledge” system that allows 2 trays to slide across the entire width of the box (it’s 16×11) above the main opening of the box.
For boxes I seem to lately like to use rattle can finishes with a couple sealer coats of clear shellac followed by a semigloss poly. Quick, easy and simple to get a nice flawless finish.
-- Gary in OP