|Project by dclark1943||posted 06-06-2012 02:44 AM||1562 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
A commissioned piece for a fellow in Chicago, this 5×7” box is made of Cherry with a Padauk inlay framed with wenge. The customer wanted some custom engraving done on the inlay; a sketch of a flower that he had done, and a significant date on the inside of the cover. the corners are splined with cherry and the cover is hinged with small slot hinges. The tray is made of 1/8” padauk, glued to a 1/8” baltic birch bottom and covered with beige butter suede lining. The divider in the tray was fastened with regular straight pins used as nails. to drill for the pins, I used a needle from my wife’s sewing basket, then drove the pin in until it bent, then snipped with a side cutter and filed flat. The finish is danish oil, buffed out with tripoli, white diamond and then waxed to a nice lustre. A final buffing in the morning, and its off to FedEx ! A fun project, I trust they will get years of enjoyment and service from it.
-- Dave, Kansas City