|Project by Jim Bertelson||posted 12-24-2015 03:24 AM||946 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Need a Quick Gift?
Gift Certificates work great, but are pretty uninspiring.
I made this envelope last month for my wife’s birthday. Got it done in 4 hours, but not finished. Because it was cocobolo and took a high polish without a finish (to steel wool 4-0) it felt and looked great in an unfinished state.
Subsequently I finished it with one coat of rattle can water based Varathane Diamond Wood Finish, Semi-Gloss.
The construction is two pieces of envelope size Cocobolo resawn to 1/8”. I just sanded them with the random orbital sander, since thickness was not critical.
I separated the pieces with pieces of ebonized maple 1/8” thick and about 1/4” wide at the edges, except for the top, where you slide in the certificate.
Ebonized means Magic Marker..........(-:
Glue, because I was in a hurry was CA glue.
It is meant for reuse, and is already in service by my wife for a Christmas present for me.
..............interesting note…......this Cocobolo is 20 years old, a piece my wife gifted to me to inspire me to do woodworking, and 15 years later I got into it.
Best to you all for the holiday season…......
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska