|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 10-10-2010 02:12 AM||2101 views||3 times favorited||40 comments|
There was a post the other day where rivergirl complained about “slowitis”... not really getting much done in the shop. I had been suffering from the same ailment, and the cure for me was a simple box. Boxes are what got me into woodworking in the first place, and I sometimes forget how satisfying it is to create a form with nice square corners and a beauty that relies solely on the gifts of nature.
The major material here is walnut, of course, with a floating panel top of eucalyptus veneer. The base is a sandwich of mahogany between two layers of oak. Finish is BLO, and a buffing out on the Beall three wheel buffing system. Size is roughly 5.5” x 3.5” x 3” high.
These might not be the ideal project photos, but one of my favorite photographic subjects is the interplay between light and shadow. All but the last of these were shot with the afternoon sun streaming in through my dining room window.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"