|Project by ZacPrunty||posted 05-31-2016 08:08 PM||840 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first project post to Lumber Jocks. Looking forward to sharing my woodworking journey with the great community.
In preparation for my upcoming wedding in June, I made 4 gift boxes to give to my groomsmen who will be standing by my side on the big day. The box will house a bottle opener (to be made yet, will post when finished), and a brown leather toiletry kit. I will throw in some cedar plane shavings for some cool “packaging” material. Plus it will smell amazing!
Wood: Cedar (box) & Pine (top, bottom, & splines) – nothing special here. Went with what was most available in my area. Nice grain patterns though!
Joinery: Box Miter & Splines – new technique for me on this build. Few minor mistakes, but learned a lot from trying this out.)
Additional Techniques: Pyrography – another new technique for me. One tip I learned was to use a knife to break the wood grain along the template lines before using the iron with a fine tip. This enabled the iron to “find the line” much smoother. The result wasn’t bad considering this was my first go at it. I will be using more of this technique in the future! it was a lot of fun.
Finish: Sanded gradually to 320 grit. 3 coats of Semi-Gloss Polyeurethane, sanding lightly with 320 grit between each coat.
Hope you like them! Cheers!