|Project by KevinH||posted 10-03-2012 03:10 AM||2509 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
I built this project from plans in a magazine. It’s made of red oak, walnut and maple. Five or six thin layers of clear lacquer finish brought out incredibly rich color in the wood.
The red oak is from a tree that lived in the back yard, but lost a battle with a snow storm four years ago. The quilt block pattern is in honor of my wife, a quilter, who passed away a year ago. I gave this box to friends who have been with us through thick and thin.
I learned so much from this project: resawing, surface planing, mitering corners, making splines, jig-making, and cutting small pieces safely, etc. No wonder this box took a year to make. Hopefully, the next one will go much more quickly.
-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley