|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 01-04-2008 05:21 AM||1511 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a not-too-fancy little box with a short story behind it. My neighbor Barbara, who is also my wife’s walking partner, came into my shop the other day for the first time and made quite a fuss over some of the boxes I had lying around. She was especially impressed with the bubinga veneer box I posted here a while back.
Turns out she has a fascination with boxes. Who knew??!!
So I welcomed the opportunity to whip one up for her with some of the same veneer. The top and base are cherry, and the inlays on top are walnut. Finish is multiple coats of water-based poly built up, then sanded out through 400 grit before the last couple of coats. I am very new to veneer work, and I learned with this project that it is much easier to veneer a larger piece of plywood first, then cut the sides from the larger piece (as opposed to making the box first, and then veneering it.)
I’m looking forward to surprising her with it this weekend.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"