|Project by Tokolosi||posted 07-30-2012 11:12 PM||1796 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I’m not sure why I made this…ehrm…project. Then again I’m not sure why I do a lot of things. But thats for a completely different forum. Unless there are phsyciatrists here posing as woodworkers. But I digress.
This is a box I made from a bucket load of off-cuts. Because of the type of projects I make and the woods I use (mostly reclaimed from pallets, old furniture and throw-aways from cabinet shops) I have a lot of approximately 3/8”-1/2” off-cutts. A week or so ago I took a bunch of these and glued them together. Pretty much reaching into the bin and grabbing whatever came next. Like you would a cutting board. I made three of these. Cut them square and ran them through the planer. Two of the boards I crosscut and one was quartered. I reglued everything together in a pretty random order making the “plank” in picture four. Basic math dictated me the dimensions of the biggest box I could make. 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 9”.
Sanded to 400 grit. Finished with Danish oild, couple of coats of wipe on poly and wax. It consists of;
Oak (at least three varieties)
I havent made up my mind exactly how I feel about it. Dont think I will make another but it does kinda grow on you. Like a wart. Thanks for looking. Just dont look at it too long. It may cause dizziness or seizures.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien