|Project by RLindberry||posted 07-01-2011 07:16 AM||2454 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a shadow box that my father in law and I made. Basically, he did the lion’s share, including design, cutting the fellies and the caps, the joinery, as well as the flag box and interior. Most of my work on the project was turning. I turned the handles as well as the dowels for the bungs. I also did the finish. Not having a duplicator for the lathe, the handles were done individually from a pattern.
Wood is solid Honduran Mahogany with a plywood back. The fellies are joined to the handles with biscuits, and the caps are then screwed to both the handles and fellies, and then plugged with mahogany dowels. The flag box is secured through the plywood back with screws. For a finish, we used one coat of lacquer sanding sealer, followed by two coats of satin lacquer.
All in all, it was a fun project. The recipient and my father in law were shipmates, and he absolutely loved it, so I’m happy.