|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 06-16-2012 05:20 PM||2610 views||3 times favorited||31 comments|
Call these boxes cousins, I guess. Call them coin boxes, change boxes, or whatever. They came about from the idea of cutting angled pieces and arranging them in a circle. Then came the thought that if I offset the wedges a bit as I glued them up, it would provide something of a swirl effect.
Materials are walnut and curly maple. The finish on both starts out with BLO, but the predominantly walnut box has satin wipe-on poly, whereas the maple box just got a buffing and waxing treatment.
One important lesson I learned from these: If you are going to do a recessed floating panel for the top, finish it first! I couldn’t sand or buff these tops after glue-up to get a finish I was happy with.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"