|Project by Gumnut||posted 10-06-2012 03:50 PM||1360 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
So here we have the box for the rusty blade that I made a handle for the son of the man who I work for!
It is made from Eucalypt as the sides but I am not sure what type and the lid is Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis)
lined with cow leather and finished with Minwax wipe on Gloss Polly, interestingly the Blackbutt lid was not green in colour it was creamy looking until the Minwax went on and the end result stands out more.
There was a gum line in the Blackbutt as well so I filled it with some gold flakes that I picked up at a craft show and then covered the gold with cyanoacrylate super glue.
The joints are mitred with a centre spline to strengthen the joint, I used the spline with the lid decoration inlay to have a bit of a different finish on the top.
I will do a blog soo on how I make acurate mitres with the spline.
The 14 year old young man who received the knife and box was over the moon, then it was locked away by his parents until he gets older. Such is Life!
Hope you enjoy.
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm