|Project by toothmechanic||posted 05-31-2012 12:39 PM||2292 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
So basically this is a big ring box. I have been wanting to undertake a Spice Box for quite a while now, and my 10th anniversary seemed to be a good reason to start. Tomorrow my wife and I will celebrate our 10th. We hardly ever do presents, etc. for stuff, and it is time we start. I was either in Dental School or trying to get into Dental school for the first several years of our marriage, so the budget was a little more than tight. I promised to buy her a ring 10 years ago for our 10th…and being a man of my word I had to (got to, was priveledged to) do it. I also had to find a cool way to give it to her. It is not exactly the same ring we talked about 10 years ago (that one is still not in the budget yet) but it is a very close second place. On to the project…..
Black Walnut with Poplar 2nds. Walnut burl for the “prize” drawer.
All hand cut dovetails…about 150 in all. Plans were from Latta’s FWW article.
Not quite there with skills to try the inlaid Line and Berry stuff yet.
Finish is Maloof’s blend…It’s what I had on hand. I will add several coats next week. I just have to make it presentable for tomorrow.
Hardware is Londonderry Brasses.
Estimating about a gazillion hours in the shop for this one.
Some of the wood was from my grandpap’s farm in PA. He cleared the land for his farm about 40 years ago, and had all of the hardwoods milled. Every grandkid got a piece of furniture from the wood, and being the only male, and the only grandkid that likes woodworking, I got the rest of the wood in the collection.
To my wife…..Thanks for supporting me for the past 10+ years. Every drop of sweat and nicked finger are the very least I could do for your love and support. I am ready for another 10 years!
-- If you can't make it right, make it bright!