|Project by Gumnut||posted 07-08-2012 06:54 AM||1744 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Here is a box I made for my Sister some 8 years ago which she now uses for her special cutlery.
It is made from Western Australian Sheoak – (Allocasuarina fraseriana) and veneered with some Eucalypt burl which is book matched.
The corners are finger jointed and then the sides were shaped after assembly.
Sop bought inlay for the top.
This was my first learning curve for French polishing and I found it so rewarding to get such a smooth finish in very little time. There is something very special in using your hands to work the shine up compared with a spray or brush finish.
Key escutcheon is made from brass though now I prefer Abalone shell which I insert level to the surface.
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm