|Project by Jon Spelbring||posted 02-21-2010 12:45 AM||1993 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This was several years ago, and I had picked up a pretty piece of (unknown species at the time) wood. I loved the way the grain looked, and it was a small piece, so I decided to make a small, simple box. Nothing fancy. No miters, no splines, just glue and butt joints. I later learned that the wood is called Wenge. I probably should have saved it for accents somewhere, but I was new. Also, I wanted to show off the grain that makes up the lid.
This was also my first attempt at using a hand plane. IMO, Wenge is not a very friendly wood. Lots of splintering and tear out.
I can’t remember the finish – Either poly or lacquer.
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