|Project by Katz-Moses Woodworking||posted 02-04-2016 06:47 PM||765 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a memory box I made for a friends wedding gift. It is made from Black Walnut and Orange Padauk. The legs are tapered and have a stopped mortise through about 85% to house the rails and padauk panels. The rails have a through dado and a tenon on each edge. The panels and bottom are floating. The lid was interesting to create as it is only about a 1/16 thick. I had a problem with the final piece bowing so I took a 3/32 piece of walnut that had bowed and re sawed it and flipped one of the piece over. I then glued them back together to create a spring effect so both pieces were pulling on each other so it wouldn’t bow. The lid was then notched out to accommodate the legs. The lift was a walnut and padauk sandwich and then mitered on both sides. I finished it with Minwax Gloss wiping varnish and buffed it to 2000 grit before wiping on a final coat of 50% varnish and 50% mineral spirits.the project was inspired by something Jay Bates did a while back and I put my own spin on it. Needless to say the couple was very happy. If you want to check out the video of my build explanation check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NK2wCuf1MU Thanks for checking it out!
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