|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 12-30-2015 07:10 AM||1101 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
My wife, mother-in-law and my wife’s aunt all took a trip to Japan in October. Since we were all going to be together at Christmas I decided (at the last minute) to make these keepsake boxes for all three of them. There have been a few of these posted over the past few months after the plans appeared in a recent issue of Wood Magazine.
I used spalted maple for the sides and top and granadillo for the legs and handle. The granadillo was pretty cool to work with. It was probably the most dense wood any of my saws have ever had the pleasure to meet and the smell when you cut it was great – a lot like caramel.
They were finished with three coats of satin spray lacquer. I probably would have finished them with my go-to, Arm-R-Seal, if I would have given myself more time.
Thanks for looking!
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