|Project by ravensrock||posted 05-15-2016 10:58 PM||1651 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
So I had this nice piece of walnut with straight grain that I thought would make a nice simple box. Then I decided to try veneering for the first time. I picked up a sample pack of veneers at the Baltimore Woodworking Show and used it for the top outside and inside. I’m not even sure what type of wood the veneer is but thought it matched well. I thought I’d add some maple splines for strength. Then I saw a picture online where someone had made a spline within a spline. This simple box was becoming more complex with every step. I turned to the fabulous lumberjocks forum for advice on how to make them.
Here is the link to the thread: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/154690
I ended up making a jig as KnickKnack suggested. I was pleased with the results. Not perfect but I think the wenge addition to the maple splines works well on this box. The wenge lid lift pulls it all together. I still wasn’t sure what type of box this would be but it seemed too big so I decided to make some maple inserts. I guess it turned into a jewelry box of sorts. I finished it with about 5 coats of spray lacquer and a coat of paste wax.
Comments, compliments and critiques are welcome. Always open to learning more. Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking