|Project by TJ65||posted 10-17-2011 05:37 AM||1702 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
As promise another box (told you i was bitten by the box making bug!)
This one is made from Red gum that was destined to go in the fire. MUm though that i might be able to do something with it and rescued it from her brothers (my uncle).
I certainly did do something with it and I think it turned out pretty good even tho there was no planning what so ever. i was just following where it was taking me.
This was my first effort after a long break from making boxes and so there was a couple of errors made. Mostly in making the finger joints. (so dont scrutinize to closely the next one turned out nearly perfect!) It was a pretty interesting process because instead of making the base I chose to cut the lid pattern out. I was so anxious to do so and see just how well this fine grained wood would cut on the scrollsaw. I loved it!!
So Then I had to make the base, as I said I made a few mistakes but they are not too bad but far from perfect. It didn’t look finished without feet so they were played with (different size/shapes) to see what was suitable. I chose the rectangle to match the rest of the box as well as using the same for the inside of the box.
Once the making of it was complete it was coated a couple of times with a gloss poly wipe all done individually before gluing up (not the base/box itself). then once they were dried I glued the feet , top insides,then scrollwork. I then decide that it really needed to have a little gold somewhere to incorporate the knb and separate the top from the bottom so I painted the edge of the lid. Which really added a little something extra to it. I really wanted to do another coat of poly but ran out of time before it had to be in the car for delivery to my uncle as a thankyou for the firewood he gave me. So I waxed it instead to give it a overall uniformness. SO I think this little piece of firewood has had an extended life !!
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/