|Project by Boxguy||posted 04-21-2012 05:55 PM||3136 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
So here was the thought. Bob does super scroll work and I make boxes. Why not combine talents? I wanted to make a yellow ribbon box featuring some figured movingui for the ribbon itself and I had this 1/8 inch walnut veneer. I sized the veneer to the approximate size of the box and challenged Bob to come up with a design for his part. The design carries around all four sides and overlays the movingui. Bob double stacked the front and back pieces and cut both at once. He did the same with the two sides.
The technical challenge for me was to glue the veneer on the underlying finished box and not have it smear all over the cut out parts. The solution was to put two coats of Tightbond I on the back of the veneer, let it dry, and then use a medium hot iron to heat up the glue and attach it to the box. It worked. Don’t over heat the veneer or the glue turns black and runs out. Hint: Do your spouse a favor and buy a used iron at Goodwill for this project.
By combining our talents we were able to create something new that we neither one could do alone, and we had fun working together on a project. So my Lumber Jock challenge is: Who could you combine talents with and create something that could not be done by just one of you working alone?
-- Big Al in IN