|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 03-13-2008 12:09 AM||4005 views||24 times favorited||38 comments|
I’d struggled, last year, to think of something to make for Mrs YS for Christmas. I’ve made Jewellery boxes, Sewing boxes, Jewellery boxes as well as Jewellery boxes in previous years. So I eventually decided on this. It’s a “Things That Get Left on the Coffee Table” box. i.e. pens, scissors, and bits of knitting equipment that I don’t fully understand.
From my dwindling pile of really interesting bits of wood, I chose a piece of brown oak and a piece of burr/burl oak. I love wooden hinges and this became the prototype hinge for my Winter Challenge entry.
I’d set out to make the hinge entirely from bog oak but it split and crumbled dreadfully, ending up more CA Superglue than bog oak! So I cut it off, leaving a strip and glued on a length of walnut that blended nicely. It was a good outcome (I think) as I find the separation that the bog oak provides quite attractive.
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