|Project by lilredweldingrod||posted 10-14-2010 11:14 PM||2902 views||3 times favorited||46 comments|
The first thing I learned from this project is that there is no such thing as a simple box. Thanks to Autumn for helping me understand how to pick the colors for the best presentation. Thanks to patron for his guidance and tutorials. And thanks to Charlie for helping me straighten out the screw ups. As Charlie said, ” Of all the mistakes that can be made, you made them all.” Not bad for a first timer. lol Talk about a learning curve…
My third grand daughter asked me for a triangle box and gave me a book on the subject. I then had to change the wood I had originally wanted because the boards in stock did not have a good grain.
I eventually chose canary wood for the carcass and yellow heart for the top and bottom. I accented everything with cocobolo and ebony for the knob.. The finish is wipe on poly and finishing wax.
I tried barrel hinges and found that they pulled out when I opened the lid. I plugged the holes and found these hinges at Home Depot. Their selection of hinges is not that great, so they are what they are.
I have a long way to go before I can compete with Bert Flores and his beautiful box he made for Megan.
Thanks again to all for your assistance in this project. Each of you taught me a lot about this not so simple, simple box.