|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 06-10-2012 05:10 PM||2794 views||20 times favorited||35 comments|
I may be taking a risk here as I quote from the rules… ”Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood If it doesn’t fit the above description (like ….. projects in progress etc.), either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. otherwise it will be removed.”
The snag is that this box may or may not be finished! So don’t inform head office!
I felt it needed something at the front in the way of a catch or an escutcheon for a keyhole. I started to craft a catch along the lines of one of Saproc's lovely creations but my first attempt was nowhere near as good as his! So, things may change after I’ve lived with it for a while.
This one measures 20” x 13.5” x 11.5” and it’s made up of a brown oak board I’d had for some time plus all sorts of bits and pieces that were kicking around, including some from a recycled church pew. The ‘design’ evolved as it went along. It started out fairly plane until I spotted a photograph of a Gustav Stickley Bride’s Chest. I then tarted this one up somewhat along those lines.
Hinge pin is the usual knitting needle, courtesy of Mrs YS.
Finish is several coats of boiled linseed oil, first one mixed 50:50 with medium oak wood dye. after a few days, I applied a coat of shellac and then waxed it.
Base is bookmatched cedar of Lebanon and the hinge is another variant of my beloved wooden hinge that I’m particularly pleased with.
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