|Project by DrDirt||posted 12-03-2010 04:59 AM||2032 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Neat project – some pay but mostly volunteer time.
Well I got the box lids back laser engraved and the letters painted, did all the hinge mortising and had to reshoot the tops with laquer. The engraver painted in the pattern once burned, I don’t really like the paint, but it isn’t my call – the parents wanted contrast and in the burgundy school color.
THere are two mustang designs, the block horse is the ‘official letterhead’ mascot, while the more artistic outline of the running mustang was drawn by one of the graduating students. About 1/3 of the boxes have the running mustang the rest stuck with the more ‘official’ design.
One thing is certain is that when you get a bunch of boxes, you use all possible horizontal surfaces when finishing.
These are boxes for the graduating seniors at Salina Central High School.
Boxes are 9 by 11 and 3 1/2 inches high. Wood is Jatoba and Maple.
The cordovan color comes from the stain I had to use to get the wood closer to the school colors, which was not the original plan when woods were selected…but the customer is still right!
My Challenge is to make 28 of these…all close to the same. The maple is resawn so that the grain will match going around the corners of the boxes.
The lids right now are at a trophy shop as they will laser engrave the tops with the Mascot (a mustang) the player name and jersey number and graduation year.
I will pop in the final pics when I get the lids back and update the project.
I did this job for 40 dollars a box including materials but horizontal space during finishing is at a premium.
Finish is waterlox to pop the grain the spray on several coats of deft brushing lacquer with a gravity feed HVLP gun. (New toy from Harbor Freight)
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