|Project by thiel||posted 11-23-2009 02:03 AM||1644 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
Finally got around to finishing this second tray in Bolivian Rosewood. It’s based on an “I Can Do That” project from Popular Woodworking. It was nice to finish this up even as I continue my slog through the chimney cabinet I’m making. (Seriously, exactly how many different ways can I screw up drawers!)
The bottom is a bookmatch which I resawed myself. The corners are dovetailed. The edges of the handle are chamfered (using a small block plane). The four sides sit on top of the bottom, which is nailed. The center handle is nailed to the ends but glued to the bottom. This wood is prone to chipout, and even if you want to drive a 23 gauge pins, you have to pre-drill. It’s dense and brittle.
Finish is two thin coats of Arm-R-Seal. I have no idea whether that will hold up to whatever this gets used for, but it’s nice and close to the wood.
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