|Project by dclark1943||posted 07-20-2012 02:28 PM||3271 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
Good Morning all you “jocks” out there! Thought I would share my latest project with you this morning. This box is on it’s way to Greenwich Connecticut as we speak; and I hope that Fed Ex will top load it : ) A commission from a nice lady out east, this box will be home to antique fruit forks and knives. The center space is for special silver cheese utensils, a cleaver, a knife and a server.
the box itself is 1/2” baltic birch, except for the bottom which is 1/2” walnut veneered trupan. The corner joints are rabbeted, and the top is “let” into a 1/2 by 1/4 rabbet as well. The bottom is captured in a 3/8” groove. The top was then separated, and the veneering began. edges, vertical surfaces and last the top. The next step was the 3/16×3/16 walnut straight grain edge banding around all the outside edges/corners. The top was inlaid with a nice 3/16 band of Wenge, and then the whole thing was ”hand”sanded ! (I was afraid of sanding through the veneer with my power sanders, so we did it the old fashioned way,) The problem was the drops of sweat would raise the grain : ). So if this box is veneered how was the finger recess done you ask ?
I used a large forstner bit to drill a hole in the baltic birch prior to veneering, then filled that void with a plug of burl walnut, so when the recess was milled, the solid burl showed through. the interior has a 1/8” sycamore side liner and the rest of the interior is lined with dusky blue butter suede. Danish oil and quadrant hinges completed the picture. thanks for letting me share, and its back to the shop for the next project.
-- Dave, Kansas City