|Project by rtbrmb||posted 04-04-2012 03:22 AM||1705 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Due to a very unpopular reorganization, 2 of my younger co-workers were transferred to other offices so I took some time to make them each a going-away gift. Now that I don’t have the boxes any longer, I wish I would have taken more pictures.
The boxes are constructed of big leaf maple & some local walnut (with amazing grain patterns). I used lap joints then installed 4 maple pegs on each corner – into the walnut ends.
The first pic shows both boxes & their content – I saved hand plane shavings and used some as packing material.
The 2nd pic shows the image I ironed on the box front (before assembly). It is a piece of art work from the artist that decorated the bottle label. The next pic shows (somewhat) the grain pattern on the top – I left a bark edge on one side (in the right corner).
Pic 4 & 5 are the same box-the deer image was also ironed on this box.
I used decorative bolt on (no mortise) hinges from Rockler. They look good & saved a ton of time.
For a finish I brushed on a nice coat of shellac & sanded, then finished with several aerosal coats of shellac. Rubbed on wax with 0000 steel wool & buffed it out. Everyone seemed to appreciate their hand made going away gifts.