|Project by ki7hy||posted 02-13-2017 04:29 AM||698 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
This is my contribution to the recent surprise swap. There were an unbelievable amount of quality craftsmanship in the swap. It’s really amazing to be a part of one and I couldn’t be happier with the recipient I was called upon to send to.
What I sent was a little taste of my home. I made a screwdriver set which included many of the local woods to Arizona milled by yours truly. The box is also made of Arizona wood consisting of red eucalyptus, cottonwood, and the bottom (unpictured) is made of acacia. The wood choice for the box was dictated by the scrap wood from my ongoing dining room table build. It worked fine and it’s obviously a great choice in woods since the wife picked them for our dining room table. Little did I know, PoleVault’s wife is from Arizona and tried to claim them upon arrival. I think she might own the bonus mallet I sent though.
The screw drivers each have a different wood for the handle, the species is pictured on the front of the box where I was able to lazer in the 2017 swap tag, Lumberjocks logo, species and size, and a little something for Pole Vailt. I did ping him ahead of time to see if his sender was to do something personal what name would he like and that’s what he chose.
As a bonus I sent over an Texas Ebony mallet. Texas Ebony grows here in Arizona and is one of the favorites in my shop next to ironwood. The advantage is, Texas ebony doesn’t smell like cat piss when you work it like ironwood does. Pics below.