|Project by mgb_2x||posted 12-31-2009 12:50 AM||1697 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
In my book you can’t beat a piece of Curly Maple. One of my local buddies has quite a nice collection of really unusual wood, while there one time I asked what he had in Curly Maple and he pulled out 5 little slabs from a crotch. Those pieces yielded enough wood to make the sides and top for this box. Again I selected Wenge for the top and base to provide the nice contrast I like. I also inlayed a small strip of Padauk in the top. Used Danish oil and wax for the finish. The manager at the local wood shop always complains about the cheap hinges I use but as I tell him I can’t see spending 30 bucks for a nice set of hinges on each box I make. I am very happy with the end result.
-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove