|Project by newTim||posted 07-09-2010 06:53 AM||1459 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Here’s the third in the latest series. Zebra wood and Bloodwood (maybe Padauk). Like the others (Olive Wood Box and the Wenge Box), this uses some new features. At least for me. I used the same resawing/woodgrain wrapping technique as the other two, but incorporated a drawer and used barrel hinges. The initial fit of the drawer was really good until I got a little greedy and trimmed it down to much. After cutting the four sides I ripped them at the same widths to cut out the drawer face, then glued the ends and back back together so the grain still matched. Not knowing any better, I made the drawer to fit into the corners. I’d be interested to hear how others do this. Do you cut the corners and glue them back to the box so the drawer face is square? Other ideas?
The barrel hinges are a little tricky and I need some practice. All in all, not a bad first effort for this style.
I also forgot to mention I used TWWs Simple Varnish Finish with Renaissance Wax top coat. I know everybody has their own “go to” finish, and this one is working out really well for me.
I’m not into photography but thought I would include a shot of the tent I use the shoot the pics. My wife is an artist and uses this along with her mega mega pixel camera. I edited the pictures in Photoshop CS5.
For those of you who do websites, you might be interested in my New California Workshop site. I just remodeled it using the Shozam Gallery software. It is easy to configure and update. As always, any comments, critiques, suggestions, and of course money :) are appreciated. Thanks.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com