|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 09-12-2011 04:21 AM||3273 views||4 times favorited||36 comments|
Another box to commemorate a friendship, this one for a guy that was with me in a college band during our dorm days. Brad took his guitar and lived as a street musician and artist for a number of years in New Orleans, before ending up as an Attorney and Labor Judge in North Carolina (there was a stint as a finish carpenter/custom stair builder somewhere in the middle). So for a friendship that has spanned 40 years and for that long strange trip — This one’s for you, Judge Donovan. I’m including the thumb pick of yours I’ve had this whole time.
8.25˝x5.5˝x3.5˝. Top and short sides: Big Leaf Maple. Long sides: Cherry with walnut double-dovetail. Laminated lift: Bigleaf and Black Palm with Black Palm trim.
Walnut pencil trays (on hidden unfinished Spanish Cedar plinths) with maple/walnut banding.
These are glued in.
Removable Walnut tray.
Hinged with Veritas 5mm shelf pins.
Inside finished with dewaxed Garnet Shellac, outside Zinsser Sealcoat Shellac and Target coating waterborne lacquer.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.