|Project by Longcase||posted 03-15-2016 11:18 PM||1017 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
As I was cleaning the workshop up I realized how many 3/4 finished jobs were laying around, so, my resolution for the next month or so is to finish a few. To give you an example, I started this box just after Christmas…......2014.
This box is based on an Andrew Crawford design, the construction is solid maple with mitered dovetail corners, the main veneer Koa, banding is made up of yellowheart,coralwood,holly and black dyed boxwood.
Building and veneering the box was straight forward, it was the curved banding that proved to be quite a challenge, I naively thought that I would be able to bend the banding over a hot soldering iron as standard when bending stringing, was I wrong.
I had to build a male and female form ,build up the banding in the form and clamp together, then when dry, cut at the correct angle to suite the corners ( definately room for improvement there).
I finished with French polish and used cotton velvet for all the interior, the trays are made from figured maple I had laying around.
I am quite pleased with how the box turned out , just a little tighter on the banding corners.
Thanks for looking