|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 02-10-2012 06:39 PM||3082 views||1 time favorited||32 comments|
I have to call this box accidental, because I had absolutely no idea of its purpose until well after it was completed.
Just to challenge my skills, I decided to attempt making a small box from some 1/4” bloodwood I had on hand. (Don’t ask me what the lighter colored wood is.) I’m not used to working in such a small scale, so I kept the construction pretty simple. Surprisingly enough, it came together pretty well.
I stuck a half-rolled up sanding sponge in the bottom, because it sort of looked like a ring box, but I still didn’t really have a purpose for it. I brought the box to my office this morning, thinking it would find some use holding paper clips or whatever, but its true raison d’etre immediately revealed itself! We had recently been given lapel pins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the university where I work, and the colors of the box matched perfectly with our school colors of maroon and gold on the pin. Funny how things work out sometimes.
Overall dimensions are approximately 3.5” x 2” x 2”, and the finish is satin wipe-on poly.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"