|Project by 58j35bonanza||posted 09-01-2011 05:59 AM||2539 views||9 times favorited||26 comments|
My son had asked me to make him a box so he could have something to empty his pockets into at night.
I also thought It would make a nice birthday gift for him.
I never have any Ideas of what I’m going to make, I just make it up as I go along.
I titled this The Memory Box, as while making it, I would sit and hold it and think of all the memories I have had with Chris as he was growing up and becoming a man and father himself. He is now 32.
I hope this box will hold memories for him that he can share with his children.
This was by far my most challenging box.
It is made with zebra wood, wenge and leopard wood.
This was my first attempt at box joints and the raised inlay along the bottom.
I finished it down to 400 grit, sanding between coats of Deft lacquer and finally with Johnson’s paste wax.
Thanks for looking.