|Project by kiefer||posted 07-24-2012 04:19 AM||8907 views||25 times favorited||67 comments|
!Back from vacation and transporting visitors for the last two weeks and back in the shop to finish my picnic basket entry . This is the project I build my spiral band saw jig for as my idea for this basket was a snail design .
We call it the snail pace basket because we will have a very relaxed and slow time having a picnic on a day away in the country without the daily rush and obligations with good food and wine .
The basket is constructed mainly from spruce ply (textured ) and jatoba for the basket weave .
The cutting board is maple and jatoba about 1/8” thick but should be usable for a long time as this is not a daily use item.
The challenge I gave myself was to incorporate a eating surface and plenty of storage for a day away .
The finish is wipe on poly and the mats and place settings and food are my wife’s touch .
The dimensions are 24”x12”x14” high 20” to top of handle .
I hope you enjoy.