|Project by Mauricio||posted 555 days ago||2358 views||9 times favorited||28 comments|
I’ve been working on learning how to do this box for a at least a year. After about 3 test boards and a couple of extra gouges I was happy with the results and ready to make the box.
I first saw Peter Follansbee make this box on the Woodwright Shop.
I really liked this design, in particular because of the Fleur De Lis which I have a soft spot for being from New Orleans.
I also found this article on how to make the box.
I made a couple of small modifications to the design based on the gouges I had. For example the top of my Fleur de Lis is pointy while his is kind of round.
This will be a gift for my Dad. I’m catching up on missed birthdays and fathers days. It’s going to hurt to let it go.
Joined with pegs and finished with Tried and True Danish Oil (I shouldnt have done the inside). I might put some wax on it after the Oil cures.
I will post a blog with some of the tips and tricks I learned along the way not covered by Peter in his article.
Thanks for looking,
Edit: Here is my blog on the project with some things I learned. http://lumberjocks.com/mochoa/blog/26399
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch