|Project by newTim||posted 01-21-2011 07:00 AM||3662 views||38 times favorited||43 comments|
So this is an experiment in making a variation of all the great art boxes here on LJs. I wanted to try to use an etching effect by making my own plywood and exposing different colors and textures through carving and sanding. I also wanted to see how the lid would work if it was beveled to seat into the sides. There is a small notch that serves as the pull. It is purple heart, maple, and I forget the other white wood. It is about 8”x13”x5” tall and finished with a few coats of lacquer (satin over gloss) and polished with renaissance wax.
This is my second attempt at a carved box and I’ve found that carving is more difficult than it may seem. I have a lot of respect for Andy and you other LJs who do such a nice job. There is a lot of dust and a lot of sanding, more sanding than I normally have patience for.
Before I try another one of these I’ll build a press and laminate thinner plys with more colors. The lid and sides beveled at 45 degrees actually works well, but next time I’ll probably use Andy’s method.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com