|Project by kowtow||posted 05-21-2011 02:42 AM||1099 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
After signing on to this site four or five months ago, it seems like I’ve been doing nothing but making shelving boxes for my shop, or the basement, or the garage out of three quarter ply and sheet rock screws. I try and get the odds and ends right; nice tight joints, wood that’s all the shame shape, but at the end of the day it’s mostly about Just-get-it-done-so-you-can-get-it-clean.
So I was up at a local Woodcraft and they were having a special on “mahogany” for $5.99 a b.f. I have done some wooden boat work and I know that there is a relative of mahogany out there called sipo. And this looked like sipo. Really ribbon-y grain, a nice dark color to it, and tears out like a mother. I was excited to get my hands on it.
I also about 8 months ago scored a load of cherry from a guy restoring a Chris Craft who didn’t know what kind of wood he had. Thought it was good for boat repair. I bought it off him for about a buck a foot.
The down side of these two purchases is that I had a bunch of lumber taking up space.
So I got a hair-brained idea to make a box. I’ve never used cove cuts before and I have been wanting to do something with them for a while.
So this is the box:
Sipo 4×4x6.5 (1/4” thick)
Cherry lid 4×6.5 (1/2” thick) -coffin lids is 1.5” around the edge to 1/4” thick
Base is door skin that I got on the cheap.
Lie-Nielsen L.A. Jack Plane to dimension
Lie-Nielsen L.A. Block plane to trim
A mother load of sand paper (Grits 36-320)
Formby’s tung oil (6 coats 50/50 turpentine)
Furniture finish wax (Min Wax I believe)
This is my first project posted up here, hopefully there will be more coming down the pipeline.