|Project by Maveric777||posted 10-04-2010 02:55 AM||1850 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Nothing really fancy here, but I cant help but really like this little project. I was asked by a coworker if I would build a special box for her grandmother. Her Grandfather passed away some time back and she keeps his small personals in a shoe box. Well, that tugged at me heart strings a bit and I couldn’t say no.
I asked what her Grandmother liked, and what kind of woman she was (I like to “Try” and match the work to the person). Her answer was “A simple country woman who holds her family and faith close.” I sure hope I got close to the mark….
The box is cherry with walnut accent pieces. I carved the cross and inlayed it (first try at that…) and added a little walnut for the lid handle. I finished out the box with 3 coats of danish oil and topped it off with one light coat of wipe on polly for added protection. I really like how the finish came out. Although you cant tell by the photos it has a very natural and warm feel to it.
I left a spot for one last picture in the post. I was asked what I wanted for the box and my reply was “A picture of the box with your Grandmother”.... To me… making something like this that will become a treasure to someone…. Well, that is just priceless in my book.
Thanks for checking it out….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.