|Project by rizay||posted 12-16-2009 01:12 PM||1076 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a small lidded box I made a few weeks ago for a charity auction at the hospital where I work.
The top is made out of walnut and is a suction fit lid.
The bottom is made out of a scarred piece of maple. The tree was blown down several years ago and I got lucky. I had several pieces like this including my profile picture which retained the bark and has a hole in the side of the bowl.
I started this project by turning the bottom first making a tenon to fit my 4 jaw chuck. Then I shaped the top side of the box and hollowed the bowl out. I left a squared up section for the lid to fit and also so I could reverse the piece and expand my chuck on the opening of the bowl to finish the bottom.
After the bottom was finished, I went to work on the lid. I started on the bottom of the lid cutting a tapper to get a tight fit with the bottom. Once I got a tight fit, I back cut the taper to get the suction fit. Once I was happy with the fit, I cut a squared up recess on the inside of the lid so I could later expand my chuck and reverse the piece. I hollowed out the lid a little, and sanded. I reversed the lid and finished the top of the lid.
This box was hand finished by apply several coats of tung oil allowing each to dry between coats. After that, I used my benchtop buffer and buffed on some carnuba wax.
It was a fun project that turned out well.
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