|Project by SM||posted 01-16-2010 02:09 AM||1804 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
Three years ago, we cut some scraggly looking swamp birch out of the back yard, and threw it in a pile. The next winter, we went to split it and found it was all spalted, so I sliced it up and left it inside to dry.
Then last summer, my father sent me a jig for the band saw, for making various sizes of “round”.
It was a match. The darker lids are wenge. The last is maple (I think) with a paduak lid. Also, down in the corner of the secound frame is the only picture I have of a funerary box made of puple heart and wenge. The rock on top is chards left over from flint napping. The toys and water colour are not mine, but I did make the shelves.
The round boxes are fun. You can stack them too, though these won’t because of the rocks.
By the way, sometimes I make things with whatever wood is laying around and then can’t remember what I used; so if you suspect I have misnamed something, let me know, and thanks.