|Project by GoPhillies||posted 01-09-2012 03:23 AM||1827 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
Well the inspiration for this box (and the great nickle hinges) comes from fellow lumberjock Ian Hawthorne. I really admire his boxes and wanted to take a shot at veneering so away I went. The top is veneered MDF. I started by glueing in the burl veneer and then surrounded it with the lighter veneer (sorry but I forget the woods used). Where they meet, I routed a border and inlayed some wenge and then framed the whole top in wenge as well. The box itself is QS cherry with a bottom of QS sycamore. The finish is shellac and wax.
The hinges are absolutely outstanding and I am not just saying that because Ian is a member here. The quality is top notch and they are very, very easy to install on a router table. By easy, I mean minutes from set-up to finish screws.
Learned a lot with this one. Not sure it shows on the top but I almost sanded through the lighter veneer. The veneer glue up was interesting as well. Next project is going to be a small scale veneer press. I was going to put a lock in this box but as you may have seen already in picture 5, I started to cut the top off in the wrong place and had to fill the void. Just not paying attention. Overall, I am happy with my first attempt. Having not done this before, I had no idea highly figured veneer was so cheap and goes a long way on small projects like boxes. I see many boxes in my future and a large hinge order coming Ian’s way. Thanks for looking.