|Project by kalijah||posted 02-21-2011 06:54 AM||2135 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
After being inspired by the “Secrets of the String Box Revealed” Blog, i got to work on one of my own. I used some sweet 8/4 quarter sawn african mahogany for the box material and some 1/16” maple for the “Inlay”. I used some curly maple for the base and added a nice curve to all the sides of the base. I used some scraps from some endgrain cutting boards for some added interest to the insides as a tray holder/slider. For the tray, i used some really interesting grained mahogany for the sides and a nice piece of qs mahogany for the tray bottom. For the bottom of the box, i used some straight grained cypress. The top was a scrap of walnut that the person i built this box for pulled out of my scrap pile and liked a lot, so i used it for the top. She also liked zebrawood, so i needed some wood as a filler for the lack of width and I put some zebrawood onside of the walnut.
The finish was BLO and i used some spray can clear shellac. Once dried, i used 0000 steel wool and then some paste wax. Pretty easy and pretty good looking.
Thanks to NewTim for the inspiration and a great blog to get me going and thanks for looking!
-- If you can't do it right the first time, then when are you going to find the time to do it right the second time...