|Project by Boxguy||posted 10-29-2016 02:27 AM||874 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
As always, thanks for looking. I am looking forward to any comments you care to make. It is your comments that make postings so much fun to do. I will reply to all your comments, but it may take a day or two this time. I have a birthday party to attend. Check back for feedback.
Pictured is a sort of tray/box (16” L x 6” W x 5” H) made of quarter-sawn White Oak with Orange Wood corner splines and a Cherry veneer plywood bottom. The two center dividers are dadoed into the sides.
The small dividers on the bottom are decorative and serve mostly to fill in the dado grooves on the bottom. They do improve the look and make it appear more finished.
The finish is one coat Tung Oil, two coats poly, one coat Johnson’s Paste Wax.
Details about finish are at this link.
Last year my Grandson was deep into Star Wars. So I made a six jar holder that would hold lots of his “guys.”
This year it is Legos and and Bionicals. So it needed a new type of holder.
Bionicals are large structures, but they do sort of fold up and can be fit into a large jar with a large lid. These jars held Kroger brand peanut butter and pretzels. The jars are a great fit for this project, but I did need help eating the pretzels.
My signature look on my boxes is corner splines. This is a link to a short video that shows how to make and install corner splines.
The Orange Wood corner splines really glow in bright light, and they give this box a focal point.
As many of you know Dad and Grampa projects are the best. I’ll give this to my Chief Product Tester and see how it works.
Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN