|Project by ratchet||posted 01-05-2010 04:27 PM||2500 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
These boxes are made from glued up mahogany scraps. The much smaller “ring boxette” is the waste from the larger box…so its 2 for one! I was going to make a really tiny box as a gimmick from the waste cut from the boxette, but decided that dollhouse furniture is not in my future.
The bigger box: Mahogany body and drawer, tiger maple handle. Finish is 3 coats of cut shellac (2 lb. ). Still going to either flock or line the drawer interior (no jokes please). And a good waxing sometime soon.
The Smaller Ring Box: Mahogany (scrap from the bigger box) with tiger maple front face (again scrap leftover from making the handle on the other box). Finish: Potassium Dichromate (3 coats) to oxidize and make it old time red in color. Wiping varnish over that.
Comments and critiques welcome.