|Project by Russel||posted 10-18-2009 09:28 PM||3545 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
Growing up, my parents had a large Bible that always sat on a table in the living room. It was full of pictures from Bible stories and places to record a family history. That Bible is one of the fondest memories of my youth and the inspiration for this box.
The box is made of curly maple wrapped in walnut and the cross is my very first inlay. The inlay couldn’t be simpler, being all straight lines, but it did cause me to hesitate. Something about inlays is intimidating, so I dawdled and sat and looked at the top for a while before jumping in and cutting the inset.
I’m told, and I’ve seen people clear out the inlay area with a router, but I don’t trust my hands that much, so I scribed the lines and got a couple chisels and chopped away. Makes you appreciate a sharp edge.
The interior of the box is 8×10 and 3 inches deep. It’s put together with box joints. It’s finished with wipe-on poly.
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