|Project by dustyal||posted 09-16-2009 05:10 AM||1176 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Boxes: Walnut from a special family tree. Maple lid and keys. Tung oil.
Nothing fancy. Keeping it simple. Flocking and mirror lid does wonders for covering my sins. I did a blog about flocking, or not.
Surprise, my table saw miter spline sled jig worked for splines and I managed to slice off the lids without doing damage.
As with my other signature products, I installed original hand-crafted defects as validation and testament to the historic significance and heirloom quality of these modern artifacts of antiquity… (uh, I worked in government for 35 years? )
Boxes were to be twins but something happened causing one to become a bit short. I applied that woodworker’s rule “measure once, cut twice”… like, did I get that rule wrong, again? I traded garden tomatoes and a cucumber in exchange for some flocking supplies. Hope that was a fair exchange.
It is intimidating to post my work when I see some of the real treasures on this site…
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...