|Project by blockhead||posted 09-20-2009 04:54 AM||3553 views||19 times favorited||41 comments|
This is my take from Andy’s wonderful Art Box tutorial. I was going for a bold, rocky type of look. This is my first of these boxes and wanted to keep it simple, so I added a second handle for a lift off lid. It’s made from figured myrtlewood, black walnut and purpleheart splines. This is my first attempt at the splines. They didn’t come out as well as I would have liked. Before making anything else with splines, I will definitely be getting a flat top saw blade. I shaped the box with a 5” disc sander drill attachment, followed by A LOT of hand sanding. This is also my first time using myrtlewood. I was very surprised at how much the color changed with just a couple coats of oil.
If you haven’t checked out Andy’s tutorial, I highly recommend it. A big thanks to Andy for the tutorial and his patience with my pestering questions. As always, any comments and/or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.