|Project by rrlumber||posted 09-04-2009 04:01 AM||2559 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
Ok – so I went through Andy’s Art Box blog and decided that I really liked the organic feel of the box he created and wanted to play around with it. This is my first attempt. I used a small air grinder that I purchased at Harbor Freight for $17 and some 3” 40 grit sanding disk. I used all 1/2 walnut for the box. This was more of an experiment with learning the grinding technique. I tried different approaches on each side of the box. I think my favorite was the back of the box where I used a more layered approach.
I have to say it was easier than I thought. A lot of that can be contributed to Andy’s excellent blog on how to do this. The only part that really gave me any trouble was the inside rabbit. You really have to watch that the router does not get away from you on this.
The only part I am really not happy with is the handle… Kind of sticks out like a chunk.
Thanks again Andy… I am looking forward to doing more of this type of “Art” in my woodworking.
-- Darrell, Round Rock