|Project by DrDirt||posted 05-14-2012 02:16 PM||1451 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Well, Spring has sprung and it is graduation time.
My neice is finishing highschool, and so for a gift I built a box.
It is based on the design from and older issue of Wood magazine.
The material is Cherry with these burl/bark pockets. the base and handle for the lid are mahoghany.
There is a “secret” compartment held by Rare Earth Magnets to hold the base to the box. and a small removable tray with a felt lined bottom. The tray is also splined. I found that with my Japanese dozuki saw, the kerf is a perfect match to the mahoghany veneer I had on hand.
To level the surface, I used sanding dust from the wood mixed with the Deft Brushing Lacquer that is the final finish. I would make a heavy putty and apply with a putty knife.
The final finish was the Deft gloss brushing lacquer, but thinned with ~30% lacquer thinner and sprayed.
-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady