|Project by blockhead||posted 08-26-2010 02:42 AM||2365 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
My son found an old Douglas Fir 2×4 laying in a field and brought it to me thinking I could use it for something. It was in rough shape but I thought I might be able to salvage some of it for a leg or two for a stand I was making for a couple of power tools. When I ran it through the planer to get the cupping out, it revealed some nice spalting and character with the knots, cracks and weathering. So, I decided to make this little box using a couple of firsts for me being a figured Walnut book matched top and some slot hinges. I want to thank Gene for his info and help on the hinges.
The grain was supposed to wrap around the box, but I had previously set my mitersaw to 89 degrees and forgot to set it back. Of course after cutting the miters and going to glue up, I realized they were off and had to trim a bit extra from each end, throwing off the grain. Lesson learned…
The woods used are Douglas Fir, Walnut, Wenge and Padauk. Thanks for taking the time to look and as always, any comments/critiques are welcome. Thanks again.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.