|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 12-30-2011 11:17 PM||2091 views||1 time favorited||32 comments|
I had a bit of time to kill this week, and I haven’t spent much time in the shop lately, so I built these ”
reverse twins” of bubinga and bloodwood.
The material was 1/4” thick, so I laminated it with some 1/8” ash to provide a good aesthetic thickness for these 4” x 6” boxes. Construction is very simple, with the tops and bottoms being floating panels. I stopped fooling with hinges on my boxes a while back, and now I remember why. Hinges are the spawn of Satan. ‘Nuff said. The finish is BLO, followed by machine buffing.
This was my first time working with bloodwood, and I think I’m in love. :-) Can someone tell me if and how the rich, red color of the wood is affected by light exposure over time?
Thanks for looking!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"