|Project by schugi||posted 01-09-2016 05:41 AM||1416 views||9 times favorited||24 comments|
This is a box that I made for my niece Lauren for Christmas. Her name in Chinese is inlaid with black colored epoxy on the underside of the lid. In english it translates to lao lun. I googled it and checked with our Chinese engineer at work to make sure I wasn’t spelling out soup, or something worse.
It is made from walnut and maple and measures 12 1/2” wide, 8 3/4” deep and 6” high. The lining is black velvet. I was going to make a wooden knob for the tray, but I found a metal “bamboo” one that seemed to fit this perfectly.
Anyone that has been on this site for any length of time can see that the inspiration for this piece came from Kiefer (Klaus). I would like to thank him for the guidance he provided.
To make the pyramids I used a router table with a 45 degree v bit, and an Incra Jig fence. I did one pass at a shallow depth and then raised the bit to the full height for the second/final pass to prevent burning and tearout.
My niece took the first 5 photos. She has a very good camera and actual photography skills. I took that last one.
This turned out to also be a tribute to my father who after a long battle with cancer passed away over the holidays. Without his lifelong passion for this hobby and his encouragement, I don’t know if I would have ever found my way into woodworking.
Thank you for looking.
-- Chuck, Minnesota