|Project by jaykaypur||posted 05-22-2012 02:07 AM||1282 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is a box I made as a gift for a couple’s wedding on June 2nd. I hope they like it. The box is redbud with a sassafras bottom. The box measures 10’’ x 10’’ x 5’’ and has 3/4’’ square blocks tucked under the bottom to give it a lift. This is, in my opinion, the best box I have made to date. I really took my time with this and I had a NEW table saw—first real table saw—to work with. I am still learning as I go and do the best I can.
I did all my miters (a first for me) on the table saw. That saw (Rigid) was spot on the money as far as accuracy of the cuts went. Pic’s #2 and #5 are of the box before any finish was applied. The finish is Howards feed-n-wax and then buffed real good. I did learn that waxing wormy wood is a task I really dont care to do again any time soon. Had to use Q-tips to get the wax in all the holes! LOL
I may add some Patron hinges to it but that’s an after-thought I had after seeing Monte’s latest box post. The pic of the couple on the underside of the lid was my first after-thought and it turned out okay. I may just leave well enough alone. As someone once said…when it’s done..STOP!
Thanks for looking and any and all comments are welcome.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!