|Project by Dan Bachelor||posted 01-23-2010 01:26 AM||1349 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This was my second project, and first box which featured wrap-around grain. I was inspired by a 5/4 hunk of old wood that fell on me out of the rafters in my parents house, which I think my grandfather had probably stashed up there thinking it might have a good use someday (Thanks grandpa!). I had to chisel some crud off of it and pull some nails (!), but it cleaned up superbly and I wish I knew what kind of wood it is! Teak? Walnut? Heck, I don’t know! (any ideas?) I re-sawed it and cut the pieces on the table saw, and learned that a thin kerf is important for matching slanted grain across pieces.
The lid is a collage of scraps leftover from the first jewelry box; these pics were taken pre-hinges and lining. (I always think I’ll go back and take better, more careful pics later and then never get around to it after the initial excitement wears off!)
-- Dan B