|Project by robert triplett||posted 08-07-2010 06:28 AM||2159 views||3 times favorited||24 comments|
I saw a box made by Edward83 that was a combination of Purple Heart and Maple. I had planed some of the Big Leaf Maple that I got from fellow Lumberjock John Ormsby in Sacramento. I had the Purple heart. I had to do it. I changed the details a bit. His has a smoother look. I had decided on sloping the sides of the top and then saw Blackcherry’s beveled top and I was off. I used my sander as I did with the Urn I had just built and I beveled away. Probably easier on the table saw! BLO as a first wash and then 2 coats of Danish Oil. The Maple turned really dark, but shows a lot of figure. I used the same wood, but different sections of the board, for these other tops for different boxes. I made 10 boxes in the last week. plus some cutting boards. My wife is in New York and I can neglect everything else. I am enjoying my time off from school. Three more weeks! OH, use the zoom feature to really see the figure in the wood.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!