|Project by JoeinDE||posted 01-07-2010 05:38 AM||1401 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I built this as a Christmas present for my brother-in-law. I resawed the 4/4 marblewood on my tablesaw since I don’t have a band saw, so I wasted a fair amount of wood even using a thin kerf rip blade on my TS.The dividers are some gummy cherry scrap that I had from the memory box I mad for this gift recipient’s daughter. The final surfacing was all done with card scarpers which work really well for putting a shiny smooth surface on marblewood. The finish is three coats of Zinnser bulls-eye shellac. I was going to get more creative with the feet (mortise them so that the box corner would sit down a quarter inch, but I couldn’t figure out an easy way to mortise the feet after I had cut them. I also didn’t want to blunt my chisels again on some marblewood, having already done that when playing around with the wood once I received it. The bottom is ply with a sheet of self-adhesing felt.
My brother-in-law liked it enough that I will probably make my other brother-in-law something similar next year.
As always comments and critiques are more than welcome.
-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools