|Project by Greg3G||posted 01-27-2008 09:09 PM||1985 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Its been a while since I have made a box.
This box is made of Mahogonay and Wenge. I picked the Mahogany from my regular hardwood dealer, someone had brought it back for some reason and he gave it to me for a $1. The Wenge on the other hand he charged me quite a bit for so I guess it all evened out.
I started with the design from one of my Woodsmith mags. It had been a while since I had built a box and this looked like a good starting place. The one thing that bothered me about their design was that it was a bit too angular and didnt’ see to flow too well. I desided to make the ends more flowing and put a curve to them. I did learn one big lesson. Wenge is hard as heck to plane, sand or shape.
It is finished with mineral oil and walnut oil. I put a number of coats and would wet sand with the oil as well.
My wife has already laid claim to the box…I have another that I have not put together yet. (did that on purpose since I always forget to take in progress photos.
Sorry for the quality of my phots…I’m not sure if its operator error or if my camera just is a piece of junk. I think it may be the operator.
Also, I did find one mistake…I forgot to change the date on my branding iron.
-- Greg - Charles Town, WV