|Project by Andy||posted 04-04-2011 04:26 PM||4279 views||29 times favorited||30 comments|
This little Palm Box has a few new features: The front, back and lid are one piece Figured Big Leaf Western Maple and mitered together, which means that the grain runs up and over front to back. But, before this was glued up I cut the S shape on the bandsaw, then I glued thin strips of Wenge on each face and covered the faces with masking tape to prevent them from sticking together and aligned it all and clamped it up tight for a few hours. No putty, no sanding. The Wenge strips were smooth to start with and the glue+ compression fills the little voids made by the bandsaws teeth pretty well. Just play around making practice cuts in a smooth flowing manner before hand. This is just like the sweeping inlay stringing I demonstrated on my Eye Candy box and is seen regularly now on LJ. The difference here is that there are two accent strips that are not glued together. They can even be of different woods.
I tapered the sides and front of the box on the bandsaw and sanded it all smooth with a very slight easing on the edges.
The lid is opened by pressing down on the back edge of the lid.
The hinge is the standard 1/8 brass rod.
The finish is Deft lacquer semi-gloss.
-- If I can do it, so can you.