|Project by sawdust55109||posted 12-23-2010 04:20 AM||1743 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
The wife says “If you want to build be something for Christmas, I’d like a new breadbox”.
Knowing what that meant my only question was “What type of wood”?
She saw me installing a Honduran Rosewood inlay on a jewelry box and said “That’s pretty. How about that?
This was my first time making a tambour door. I ended up buying a male, female router bit set and it worked great.
The Honduran Rosewood was purchased rough cut and I was able to resaw about 3/8” off each slab to use for inlays and such on other projects.
I can’t tell you how difficult it was to send expensive Rosewood through the jointer and planer and see the $$$$ being sucked into the dust collector.
It seemed to pop to life after the tung oil and lacquer went on.
The handle is ebony and there is an ebony trim piece on each side at the bottom. These have the inverse shape of the handle.
I hope she likes it on Christmas day..
Thanks for looking.