|Project by Triumph1||posted 10-21-2010 01:57 PM||3120 views||8 times favorited||38 comments|
I had stated earlier that I designed and made two pencil boxes at the same time with different handle designs…well here is Conjoined ’s cousin.. “Dorsal”.
Like “Conjoined” I wanted all aspects of the box to follow the same curvature. The body of the box was also constructed the same with a bent/warped look to it. The dorsal fin idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while and I had so much fun with it I know I will be revisiting it again.
The main body of the box is made from quartersawn Shedua. A box joint was use for the construction.
The main portion of the lid is made from Curly Shedua. The handle supports/dowels are quartersawn Shedua turned down on the lathe. The handle is made from two pieces of curly maple with a piece of black veneer in-between. It was made by a series of compound cuts on a bandsaw followed by rough shaping on a belt and oscillating spindle sander. After that it was time for the rasp and then final shaping/sanding.
Finish on “Conjoined” is fours soakings of Danish oil followed by two buffings of BriWax. It is lined in cork. It is roughly 10” x 4” x 4.75”.
Critiques welcome. Now let’s keep making sawdust!
-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!