|Project by JoeinDE||posted 01-25-2011 02:58 AM||1630 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this as a present for my dad. It’s a fairly simple box from purple heart and a wood that I am not sure of the type (black limba?). I like to buy boxes of random exotic cut-offs. Most of the time the vendor does not identify the woods in the box. Whatever the second wood is, it was difficult to work – horrible tearout even when planing with hand planes with the grain. I like the way it works with the purpleheart so I used it, despite the difficulty. The sides were both resawn using my table saw, so that they would be matched. I can’t remember the final dimensions of the box. The bottom is masonite. I was going to cover it with felt, but I thought that the color of the masonite worked better with the two woods than any of the felt colors I had available. The finish is Zinsser shellac – 5 coats.