|Project by Blake||posted 09-04-2010 08:47 AM||4802 views||30 times favorited||21 comments|
I am flying to L.A. in the morning for my old college roommate’s wedding. I have to admit this project was somewhat last minute. I knocked it out in an afternoon so I could layer on a few coats of wipe-on poly and wax before leaving.
The bottom is solid Birdseye Maple. I am not really sure what the wood is on the sides. One possibility, according to the book ”WOOD, Identification & Use,” it could be “Jacaranda Pardo,” or some kind of Rosewood. I am open for suggestions. The miter keys are maple.
This is the first time I’ve ever tried cutting compound miters for a case like this, which I’ve been wanting to try for a while. It took a few test cuts to get the joints to be tight but once I was set up it was easy. I left my saw in that position, so next time I get out to the shop I might make a few more of these. It was a fun project.
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