|Project by USCJeff||posted 04-02-2008 06:50 AM||1968 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
This was a second attempt at a design by Lumberjock Ryan Shervill. His original can be found http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4006.
My sister and Mother saw my wife’s anniversary box that I previously posted and “commissioned” me into making a couple more. Since their Birthdays are in March and April, it worked out. Process was much faster this time as I made templates from prior box. I chose different woods this time for variety. One is Walnut/Cherry and the other is Cherry. I didn’t care for the solid cherry box as much as the other two. I feel the design needs contrast to visually work. I did however like the red felt lining against the cherry. I left the Walnut box unlined.
Question: You can’t tell so much from the photos, but on the cherry box the legs finished a darker shade than the rest of the cherry parts from the same board. I realized the end grain on the top of the leg might finish slightly darker, but all 4 legs are darker. It looks cool, just was unintended. What caused this? The finish was Wiped Danish Oil and Wiped Poly. I sanded the end grain to 320 versus 220 elsewhere. Hmm?
Thanks again Ryan.
-- Jeff, South Carolina