|Project by Caz||posted 04-07-2008 04:59 AM||1766 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is the first real woodworking project I did. It started me on this expensive and time consuming hobby :)
The box is made from a block of cocobolo that I thought the color looked nice on the outside. I was definitely surprised when i cut the box open and saw the wonderful orange, red, and brown grain. I used a band saw to trim down to the actual shape, then used a forstner bit to drill a 1/2 in hole in the center of the box, and used some scraps to make a wedge that would prop the ring up in the hole. I then had to attach the lid so that the ring wouldn’t come out in my backpack on a hicke up the mountains. I countersunk a metal post and glued it into the top, and drilled a hole in the bottom of the box so that the post could swivel, but not come all the way out without a lot of effort. I then sanded… and sanded… and sanded some more :) went through every grit right up through a wet sanding of 600 and polished from there.
The first picture is a picture of the bottom of the box, it came out with wonderful grain pattern there, the second is the finished box from the top, and the last is the box before i polished it with the parts displayed (the most important part is in the center.