|Project by JohnMeeley||posted 01-25-2012 09:16 PM||2504 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my first project post, however, I made this for one of my brothers some time ago. The ‘Cross’ pen in the photos belonged to my Father. Since my fathers passing in 2009, my brother has proudly displayed that pen on his desk. All of the parts came from one blank, which I think did a good job on the grain match. I didn’t invent this box, but I think I did a pretty good job of pulling off the finished product. For me it was a “one of” build to honor my Dad, and show a little love to one of my brothers.
Hard Maple… and 1/8” brass rod for the hinge. If my memory is correct, the finish is boiled linseed oil and several liberal coats of paste wax.
-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot