|Project by Maveric777||posted 07-17-2010 02:21 AM||1678 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
A while back I was able to head down to Sulphur Springs Texas and spend the day with Rsmith71. Talk about an awesome day! He showed me around a “Real” shop and was so full of info my head was spinning when it was time to leave (Robert really knows his stuff). I also was given a massive parting gift. All kinds of scrap lumber ranging from cherry, walnut, mahogany, ceder, and lyptus. I drove my wives PT Cruiser to visit and I think he was hell bent on cramming as much lumber in that little car as he could…..lol.
Well, I realized I built a few boxes for other folks and have yet to build one for my bride. So I picked the newest and coolest lumber I could find in the pile and commenced to build this lyptus box. I have never seen lyptus before much less built anything with it, so this turned into a fun “Learning Experience”...
As far as the box goes the entire thing (except the pull) is lyptus. I came up with the maple pull on the fly and liked how it added contrast to the box. I started off the finish with two coats of danish oil then got to worrying about ware and tare. Seemed lyptus splinters easily so i wanted to add the extra protection of polly. So I waited two weeks to make sure the danish oil cured out then gave it a wipe on polly coat (just for good measure…lol)
Ohhh and about the lining…. I am blaming that 100% on my 7yr old daughter. She thought it would be perfect and there was no way I was going to talk her out of it. I surprised my wife and oldest daughter with it and they went nuts over it….. I guess I did good? .....lol
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.