|Project by FloridaArt||posted 06-19-2011 06:50 PM||1309 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
June, 2011—Maybe I should start giving my band saw creations some creative names. This one reminds me of a seagull, hence “Wings of Flight.” I guess it is kind of like paint. There are thousands of colors, and each one has a cute name.
To be honest, this is from a piece of scrap from another project I am still working on. I was actually going the throw this in the firewood pile for Sawdust Tom’s son up north in Jacksonville. But as I started looking at it in my hands, an idea emerged to make what you see.
Most of the body is oak, which came from a cut-down tree in Atlanta, and given to me by Sawdust Jack, a fellow woodworker who lives there and works in the same company as me. The slivers at the top and bottom are pine, and I’d guess southern yellow pine.
Construction is pretty straightforward. In fact, if there were no curves, this could have been made on the table saw. However I used the band saw, a much more creative tool! There are two coats of rub-on satin poly. Final comment, I really like how this box feels in my hands. Dimensions are 6.5” x 2” x 2.25” high.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida