|Project by balidoug||posted 09-02-2012 11:54 AM||1883 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
We just returned from a long journey of short duration to and from the US where we dropped off my eldest at school. This box was a simple “good luck” present; something to hold pencils, pens, thumb drives, and the other detritus of modern life. Hopefully also something to remind him that his old man is proud of him and misses him, and wishes him well on his latest adventure.
Simple box joints, made easier with the new moxon (see hedgehog), and some basic rockwell hardware. The upper half holds its loot in place with the help of a small magnet – which reminds me, I have to tell him to skip the thumb drive part.
The mahogany looks nice, I think. The contrary grain was difficult to work with but left an iridescent sheen that reverses colour in different light. Made by hand.
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant