|Project by Dan||posted 11-23-2011 08:03 PM||2617 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a small keepsake box I made to give as a Christmas gift to someone this year. This is the third box I have made using spalted maple and mahogany. I really like the contrast between the two woods.
This one is a rather basic and simple design with splined miters and drop in lid. The splines are maple and I cut the splines using my table saw with a jig I made. I put a little handle on the top which is a piece of Wenge that I just cut a 30deg bevel on each end and attached with a wood screw from the bottom of the lid. I finished the box with a few coats of Tung Oil..
Its nice having this done so early. Last year I didn’t have my first Christmas gift project done until just a few days before Christmas. I then rushed the next few days finishing the rest of them up… So this year I got an earlier start. I have two more boxes going right now and should have them done this weekend..
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"