|Project by Douger||posted 04-08-2011 08:00 PM||1903 views||7 times favorited||25 comments|
You LJ folks always inspire me…so I decided to give the “Andy’s palm box” thing a try, sort of. My dimensions are a little different (basically a bit shorter), and I don’t have a sanding machine to round the ends with (and I’m far too lazy to do that much sanding/shaping by hand :-), but I had fun making this one. It’s made of curly maple and mahogany, both woods are “reclaimed”—the maple came from an un-completed cabinet door given to me by a woodworker friend many years ago, and the mahogany came from an old bookcase that was removed from my house during a remodeling project years ago. Finished with boiled linseed oil—my first try with that. I don’t even know if I did it right—I just rubbed on a couple of coats with a cloth—but I like the look of the maple grain.
The first two pictures are of the finished box; the last two show it before the BLO was applied. (The last one is just a shot of one of the brass hinge pins, just because I thought it looked kind of cool. :-)
-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com