|Project by patron||posted 04-25-2010 03:56 AM||3453 views||21 times favorited||48 comments|
i have been making a jewelry box for the last couple of weeks ,
lots of pictures and tons of ( yuck ) finishing , which i hate !
well , i got it done real nice finally , and cut it open yesterday
at 11:30 and was sanding the new cut edges on my machine sander ,
something i always do . to get them flat and clean to each other .
this time things were going ok for a bit , but i must have taken too big a pass ,
because the side blew out !
i was to deliver today , so it can be shipped to Kansas by the 28th for a b’day present .
OH GOD ! HELP .
so i started another one , chop chop !
got myself a piece of rosewood , milled it ,
and some wormy maple ( it was all i had that was wide enough ) ,
and made a box post haste , with a recessed top for an inlay .
the sides were re-sawn , and alternate end cuts ,
so it matches all the way around .
while it was drying , i milled some redheart , purpleheart ,
peroba rosa , lacewood , and holly .
using the ’ patron ’ jig , larry (degoose) refers to ,
i made random length pieces , and fit them into the top .
this morning , i sanded it down , but wasn’t happy with the edge lines ,
so i inset some rosewood to clean that up , and sanded again .
i didn’t know what to use , all i had for a finish would take to long .
in a PM with A1 JIM , he said even watco oil would take a while to dry too .
so knowing that rosewood can be waxed , that’s what i did .
anyway , i just got it done , and can take it to Santa Fe tomorrow ,
so that my friend can ship it on Monday , ( Kansas is just next door kind of )
so it should arrive on time !
the sixth picture is the one that got blown ,
the top is fine , i will make a new box for it .
thanks for looking .
play safe !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle