|Project by shopmania||posted 11-10-2011 01:03 AM||1943 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a box I made as a Birthday gift for a longtime friend and mentor. It is the second box I made from the plan in Woodsmith magazine. This one is black walnut, with red oak spline keys and a zebrawood veneer on the lid panel, with some blond wood on the inside of the lid. I got about 20- 1” x 6” x 8’ boards of rough cut walnut from a friend whose parents had it sitting in their attic for 20 years as a walkway over the joists. It is flocked with Donjer flocking. I got the hinges and the ball chain, and ball chain end holders fro Lee Valley. It is finished with 8 coats of spray lacquer, rubbed out w/ 320 grit between coats.
The box sides and the lid are both shaped by making angle cuts on the table saw. That, mixed with some routed edges and the spline keys make this box look very interesting. I hadn’t tried those techniques before, and they ame out very well.
I love that walnut! When you put the finish on it the color and grain almost explode off the surface! I owe my friend a box as well for the wood. Thanks for looking.
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)