|Project by mtenterprises||posted 12-18-2011 07:59 PM||1827 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
I started making these little dovetail lid boxes as an experiment on my mill but it was really frustratingly slow work. Once the boxes were made then later, like months later, I decided to make black walnut tops, which turned into a bigger PITA. Well I got the lids working and things just looked like s**t and I had LOTS of hours into these things and hated to make firewood out of them so I fiddled and tinkered and routed with the Dremel tool and sanded and finally boxes of acceptable quality emerged, good enough to hold small Christmas gifts. The boxes are 2 ¾” x 2 ¼” x ¾” the box is just scrap pine with shellac finish and the black walnut tops coated in BOL buffed when dried. Nice little boxes but I have to find a faster way to produce them I have WAY TOO MANY hours into these to make them marketable.
Oh, and also I made one of those Steve Ramsey guitar pick necklaces. Now that was an interesting little fun project. I used his idea and my method of doing it and it was ready for finish within a couple hours max (remember glue takes time to dry).
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