|Project by Madmark2||posted 03-08-2017 06:46 PM||1278 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a commission piece done by my shop partner Jim ( AKA RamMan ) all in jatoba. The drawers are 1/8” stock into 1/16” rabbets and dados. The main box is 1/4” stock. There are over 75 (we lost count) wooden pieces. There is no metal in the structure except a pair of pin hinges and the magnet catch and washer.
It took about 100 hrs to build, fit and finish.
If you’ve not worked with jatoba ( AKA Brazilian Cherry ) it is a very dense, hard and stable hard ‘hardwood’. You cannot nail it, it takes machine screws after being drilled & tapped first (I have broken taps trying to thread it!)
Finish is two coats of poly and finished with paste wax and buffed to a low luster.