|Project by Trev_Batstone||posted 11-28-2011 06:23 AM||2591 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
For any chef who needs ‘just a pinch’ of salt, this salt box is always at the ready beside the stove. This, for me, was an experimental project using two (2) techniques that I have never tried before, as I am still relatively new at box making:
(1) Working with veneer.
(2) Making spline joints.
The top and bottom are Maple, the sides of the box is Black Walnut veneer glued to 3/8” Baltic birch plywood. The splines are Poplar. I recently made a spline jig for my table saw, and this is my first project with splines, but very easy to do with the jig, so I will certainly be doing more spline joint projects in the future. Tung oil and two light coats of spray lacquer were applied to the exterior, but nothing applied to the interior. This project is not perfect, but hopefully I will get better with more practise. I am wanting to make myself a veneer press now.
-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.