|Project by Dave Haynes||posted 02-15-2012 03:24 AM||3264 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
I just finished completing another box that I thought some of you might want to see. I was very pleased with the outcome. I was at my brother’s house about a month ago and spotted a piece of spalted maple log about a foot long laying in his wood pile. The pile was in his machine shop and would have been burned in the next couple of days, so I rescued it.
I wanted to use some of it to make decorative things in some of the boxes that I make. I’ve used this wood in two boxes so far, and this is one of them. I used the spalted maple by inlaying a criss-cross pattern on the lid, used it to make the corner splines and then again inlaid around the bottom of the box. The lift-out trays are made from hard maple scraps that I used in making my workbench. I used red velvet to line the box floor and the trays.
The finish is two coats of Danish oil and three coats of Minwax hand rubbed poly.
I’ve gotten into making some smaller projects this winter and decided to open up an Etsy storefront last month to try and market some of them. Just posted this box at the store this morning. I’ve only sold one box at the store so far, but have sold two more off line locally.
Not really wanting to have another job (I’m retired now) but would like to cover some of the expenses of playing in the shop most days, he, he
-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com