LumberJocks

Spalted Wormy Redbud

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykaypur posted 05-22-2012 02:07 AM 1041 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





11 comments so far

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

1525 posts in 989 days


#1 posted 05-22-2012 02:23 AM

Jay,

Nice job. Congrads on your new saw. A round picture in a square hole…what is that about? Interesting personal touch. I find poly flows nicely in the worm holes. I especially like that you took time to make some useful internal parts for this box. Have you tried splines yet? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3430 posts in 1129 days


#2 posted 05-22-2012 02:39 AM

Thanks Boxguy. I have not yet tried splines but have been thinking on them! Took me a while to get around to doing miters. Still on the low end of that learnin’ curve but getting better with each project.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112515 posts in 2298 days


#3 posted 05-22-2012 03:23 AM

Very cool nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View bowtie's profile

bowtie

854 posts in 1067 days


#4 posted 05-22-2012 10:51 AM

Really like that redbud and your finish looks great. I’m sure they will enjoy it for years to come.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1414 days


#5 posted 05-22-2012 11:42 AM

That wood is sooooo gorgeous.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View koog's profile

koog

83 posts in 978 days


#6 posted 05-22-2012 05:57 PM

another great job..glad to see you got your saw
superb originality ...love the drawer and inside
good mitres and trim

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 1027 days


#7 posted 05-22-2012 09:28 PM

Nice job Jay, i really like this box, excellent job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View lew's profile

lew

10127 posts in 2477 days


#8 posted 05-22-2012 11:03 PM

What a sweet looking gift. I’m sure the happy couple will be proud to display this in their home!

I really like the natural qualities you kept in the wood.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Roger's profile

Roger

15051 posts in 1525 days


#9 posted 05-23-2012 12:37 PM

A real beaut indeed. I like how you did the dividers inside.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15983 posts in 1588 days


#10 posted 05-23-2012 04:05 PM

Impressive box and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View UncleStumpy's profile

UncleStumpy

407 posts in 1034 days


#11 posted 05-24-2012 10:49 AM

I like making “rustic” looking boxes too. I’ve been doing this awhile now and I’m still blown away by how crazy and amazing wood can be. I like this box alot! Make yourself a spline jig and go for it – you won’t be sorry.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase