|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-17-2011 08:11 PM||1746 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my very first “Palm-Style” Box as well as a carved “Artsy” Box.
Huge Props to Andy for providing MORE than enough inspiration and instruction!
Box Measures around 3×7 inches and is about 2 inches deep.
Sides are Spalted Maple. Top and Bottom are American Walnut. I also included some QS Cherry along top top on each edge of the lid just for fun.
I started by taking Andy’s advice and tried a angle grinder with a sanding wheel but that was far too aggressive. I then switched to a drill with a sanding pad attached and 60 Grit Paper – that did the trick!
After that is was just a LOT of sanding, a coat of Danish Oil and a few coats of wax.
My wife thought it looked like a “3D Map of Hills” so that’s what I named it. :-)
PS: This won’t be my last of these – they are FUN!
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