|Project by GaryK||posted 01-11-2008 06:48 AM||8950 views||7 times favorited||43 comments|
Here is a small box I just finished.
My wife asked me to make her a box to store all the keepsakes for our baby.
I did something new I have never tried before. Actually a lot things.
I started with 1 1/2” thick stock to allow machining of the sides. I then added another touch by inserting
dowels through a series of holes drilled from top to botom. They would later be exposed when I machined
the sides. I also added Maple slices in the corners.
You can see what I am talking about in this picture:
Here it is with all the dowels and slices in place.
I used Walnut for this box so that it would not require any stain, which would darken the dowels.
The inlay and banding on the top and the frame for the mirror is holly. The top is also a solid piece of wood.
I also used a new finish for me. It’s Arm-R-Seal wipe on finish, al la David Marks.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX