|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 01-27-2008 11:27 PM||2287 views||10 times favorited||37 comments|
I picked up a small lot of 9/16 walnut on ebay. When it arrived, it had really beautiful grain and color, and I knew I wanted to try to use it well. This is my own design. The inlay is just some old screen molding that was laying around the shop. I ripped it in half on the band saw, glued the flat end into the routed grooves, and sanded off what was left . Finish is wipe-on satin poly.
One mistake I made with this one is that the small piano hinges I used (from Lee Valley) called for #0 screws, and I only had the next size larger on hand. Since they fit in the holes okay, I figured “no big deal” right? Wrong. The heads don’t sit 100% fluch with the hinge, so when you open the lid the screw heads bump into each other and keep the lid from reaching a full 90 degrees to stay open by itself. Hence the clunky prop in the third photo.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"