|Project by rlrjr||posted 10-22-2011 04:43 AM||1865 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I’m pretty fortunate to have a lumber yard the is pretty close to where I live: Rick Woods’ place
(The Wood Yard.com). He has a pretty good range of woods and will ship anywhere. I mention him because over the past year I have done some pretty serious research on the web trying to find hardware and plans and when I come across a good site (and I’m pretty picky about the quality of the hardware and lumber) I like to share the URl with other lumberjocks and maybe save everyone some time and grief on locating supplies.
He has a table in his shop where he sells unique pieces of small lumber and this is where I got the spalted maple that I used for an inlay on this box. The piece of maple was about 6” by 6” by 8” and I got it for $10.00. I took it back to the shop and re-sawed several pieces from it.
The box is made of walnut with the spalted maple inlay. The quadrant hinges I got from Kennedy’s Hardware (also on the web) and the dovetail corner posts are maple. Finish is four coats of Danish Tung oil. I guess I need to expand my experience with different finishing products but tung oil is so easy and produces such a good finish that right now I’m too lazy to look into other areas.
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