|Project by CanuckGal||posted 12-07-2009 07:43 AM||4735 views||9 times favorited||24 comments|
This is my second box. The spouse took up scroll sawing and I decided to make a tool box to store all those scroll saw specialty tools. I had some small pieces of exotic woods that I just wanted to try something out with so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The carcase is MDF with walnut, spalted maple and zebra wood veneers. The lid is solid blood wood and black locust. The drawer insides are walnut with plywood bottoms.
I made lots of mistakes and learned a lot about fixing mistakes and a lot about what NOT to do next time, and what I need to brush up on. There’s a lot of that! It took almost 4 weeks to complete and used pretty much every tool in the shop. Plus I got to learn a lot about working with exotic woods, including the rash. :)
I worked out the original concept in Google Sketchup, and I think I got pretty close. I finished it with 2 coats of Minwax Satin Poly.
-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.