|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-18-2016 03:59 PM||683 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
For the longest time a friend’s husband has used a fairly small soup bowl for his tobacco and assembly pieces (he smokes roll-ups). One drunken night over dinner she asked me to make a “simple box” to hold them – I think there was a little more to the brief, but I don’t remember it.
After a couple of false starts I ended up with this – “simple” is good, but I decided to take the “organise” part to heart – hence the separate compartments.
A significant amount of precision was required, which I’m starting to find more fun than I used to – the more so with my japanese saws.
The smart-eyed among you will realise some technical issues here with floating panels – the veneer is on 3mm ply so I was able to bend it enough to get it slotted in, before adding the final box-jointed pieces on the outside. The ash are single pieces – the oak bookmatched pairs.
Fumed oak and ash – unknown veneer (although I’m pretty sure the uneven pair are bubinga) – finished with linseed oil.
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