|Project by Minion||posted 06-08-2012 12:35 AM||1367 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This was a very special box to me. My father-in-law has a 1969 Mustang that he drove my wife and I away from our wedding in. I have had the privilege of riding in it a couple other times as well. He takes very good care of it, and always makes it a point to care of our CR-V as well.
So when father’s day came along, it only made sense to make him a box with the mustang logo on top, with a couple pictures from the mustang’s life that he could look back on every once in awhile.
This is by far the best box that has ever come out of the shop, and is my first try at true inlay. It was a tedious process, especially when it came to the horse. But it was all worth it in the end, and I couldn’t have chosen anyone better to give it too. The box itself is made from a piece of curly maple I actually found in the lumber section at Menards. If only they had known that this wasn’t “typical” maple, although I am betting that the time it would have taken to sort it out would have offset the cost of milling it separately. Regardless, it meant a sweet deal for me! The inlays and splines are made out of wenge, and after doing this project, I am not sure that I would choose wenge to work with inlays anymore. The grain can be too deep in some places, meaning small divots if your not super careful when flush cutting. The inside is lined with felt wrapped around a 1/4 piece of scrap wood, and glued to the side. The hinges are also made of maple using a hingecrafter.