LumberJocks

Cherry 'n Brass

  • Advertise with us
Project by jbschutz posted 08-27-2012 01:12 AM 1644 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry ‘n Brass....Five years ago, a good friend had the misfortune to have is townhome flooded, and he let me salvage some of the cherry woodwork. After the cleanup, he asked me to make boxes for all those who had helped; a total of 13. One guy got missed, and this is the final “thank you” box. He owns a small cabin cruiser named “Wild Oats”, so my friend thought it would be a nice touch to have the box laser engraved with this logo.
I tried something new with this one….I added brass tubing in place of the usual corner splines…give it a bit of nautical flavor. I drilled through the corner, inserted 5/32 inch brass tubimg and filled the hole with matching wood filler. The brass ovals almost look like little portholes.
The box is about 5×8, finished with hand-rubbed poly, has a lid hinged with hidden pins, and it is lined with black velvet.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





11 comments so far

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

5620 posts in 2839 days


#1 posted 08-27-2012 01:23 AM

The combination of details and the source of the material make it a very special memento .
Very well done ,love the brass dowel idea .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View MonteCristo's profile

MonteCristo

2099 posts in 2360 days


#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:29 AM

I second Kiefer. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 3085 days


#3 posted 08-27-2012 02:35 AM

Nice work! Nice save!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View meaded's profile

meaded

405 posts in 3879 days


#4 posted 08-27-2012 02:40 AM

Well done

View ruddy's profile

ruddy

546 posts in 3111 days


#5 posted 08-27-2012 08:08 AM

Great story…and a great box. The laser engraving and the brass mitres really finish the box. Very nice indeed.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

4017 posts in 2580 days


#6 posted 08-27-2012 10:42 AM

Beautiful and unique box build. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View Roger's profile

Roger

20949 posts in 2976 days


#7 posted 08-27-2012 10:48 AM

Very kool. Nice story, and happy ending. Nicely detailings in this box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14578 posts in 4237 days


#8 posted 08-27-2012 04:12 PM

Really nice box. I appreciate the attention to the “small” details. The engraving and brass pins put this one over the top.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

29955 posts in 2510 days


#9 posted 08-27-2012 05:30 PM

Not only was the box a personal thank you, the fact that you personalized it had to make it all the better. Beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View devann's profile

devann

2246 posts in 2864 days


#10 posted 08-27-2012 10:34 PM

Very well done, I like the framed look of the top.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

5811 posts in 2464 days


#11 posted 08-28-2012 12:06 AM

Very nice. I particularly like the detail miter top.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com