|Project by Rookie92||posted 05-06-2010 04:45 AM||1720 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the complete starting materials, since I got my camera back after I finished. The box is built with some pine I salvaged from the dump (a table/cabinet type deal made out of 1x pine glued up), and some rough sawn cutoffs of walnut. I was in the shop cleaning up and decided to build something, so I ran a piece of “junk pine” through the planer and thought, “Wow, that old pine looks pretty d*$m good”. So i finished planing it, and cut a few pieces and started fitting them together. Then i began to think what i would use for a bottom and top, so i looked in my pile and saw a small walnut piece that my neighbor gave to me for borrowing my tools to make a walnut wall clock. So i planed it down and cut a piece for the top, and too another piece and made the bottom. I cut my groove for my floating bottom, then glued it up. Afterwords, I glued the top on, and began to ponder what i might use this box for.Then i remember all the junk i lug around when i smoke my pipe. Now, i had a design in my head. I cut some miter slots in the box, and used the scrap from the top (thats why they’re so fat). It worked out good, because I used these as my “shelf” for the tray. I then made a small tray to hold a few of the neccesities, with the bottom holding my tobacco. I used 3 coats of BLO as my finish, and some hinges i recycled from an old keepsake box. Lucky for me, right after i finish, i jump on lumberjocks to check on anything new. And i just so happen to see a contest that ends the day after tomorrow, and i have something i can enter. So i get my camera and snap a few shots. I hope you all enjoy, I certainly take great pleasure in taking one mans junk and turning it into anothers treasure.