|Project by Granddaddy1||posted 06-10-2012 07:33 PM||1744 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Yes it is… There are some true box-building artists here on Lumberjocks. I do not profess to be one of them. I do, however gain tremendous inspiration and knowledge from them. Thanks, guys!
This box was an experiment. I wanted at thicker (3/4”) box to allow for deeper carving than I’ve done in the past. I’ve been experimenting with carving using my random orbital sander. I also wanted a fairly soft material for ease of carving. This box is made entirely of 3/4” domestic birch plywood except for the bottom, which is 1/4” plywood. I rabbeted the top 1/2” into the sides to keep the top from encroaching on the opening. The core plies of the material are white fir and poplar, which I thought would provide some interesting contrast. I had to stain the box a dark color because the white/green/black of the poplar didn’t look to great with the white fir. After stain the finish is 3 coats of wipe on poly and 2 coats of paste wax. The box is 8”w x 5”d x 4 1/2”h.
-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!