|Project by Galirex||posted 06-20-2010 02:13 PM||1882 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
How long can you work on a project !!! Clearly too long !
As I mentioned in my blogs, I joined the local woodworking club and started off working on this fiddleback maple box as my first project. It is a small box, 150×100x80, with tapered sides (top 130×80), with 3 splines on each corner. The Lid is domed, and topped with maple ‘horns’ with a carnelian inserted on top to accentuate the red vein that runs around the bottom third of the box.
The ancient manuka is a lovely dark chocolate colour & accentuates the corners, as well as the mouth of the hole nicely – thus defining the box as a whole.
I have domed the lid by hand, which was stressful at the time, but I am extremely happy with the end product, as it showcase the red heartwood, as well as the fiddleback real well.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the final product. There is a few things I would have done differently, but nothing I can’t live with.
To all who supported, encouraged & most of all inspired me, a big thank you !
Now feel free to comment, both good & bad, I’m sure I can handle it ! =)
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