|Project by Johnnyblot||posted 03-26-2012 02:44 PM||2092 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Box- in English Pear and American Walnut end plugs. Shellac finish.
I’m very fond of this box. I made it during my 12 weeks with David Charlesworth, in Hartland North Devon.
If you look closely at it you will see that the design comes from the old oilstone sharpening box! Although on the face of it this looks like a simple box but it was a real head scratcher.
During the making- particular attention had to be paid to which way the grain was running so the box and the plugs were in the correct orientation when it came to planing the surfaces?
The main body was cut from one piece of Pear. This is a beautiful timber [unsteamed] and has a lovely warm pink colour to it- [color to our american cousins:-)]. Of course the Walnut adds the coffee to the cream :-)
The plugs had to be carefully shaped [shooting board] to get the correct tapers and chamfers and of course carefully marked out with knife lines, then chiselled out.
The linings are also walnut which was produced by using a scratch-stock, then ripping and planing down to correct thickness. The finish is blonde shellac to a matt finish.
This was a great exercise and discipline in many technigues- all in a box.
I hope you enjoy looking at it?
-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit