|Project by joshtank||posted 10-14-2012 05:46 PM||922 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I started carving simple things for practice and figured it needed to be something. This box is made mostly from carved butternut . The top is poplar. The darker wood sapele. The pins for the hinges are walnut.
The butternut came from a 40 minutes south of me. I had a few trees brought to the mill. The poplar came from around the corner, neighbor took down a tree. The sapele and walnut are from one of the cabinet shop dumpsters I frequent. Dumpsters aside, I like the localness of it. My bandsaw only has a 8.5 / 9” resaw capacity, but whether it’s something I take down or a neighbor does – I’m on it. A good bit of my shop space is stacked air-drying wood from the area. Pear, maple, oak, cedar. And of course lots of butternut. A lot of that is outside as well.
I do wish I got a little involved with the joinery on the top, not just those butt joints on the ends. I guess it kind of plays with with the symmetry around the sapele and hinge piece.
Finished with 2 coats of boiled linseed oil.
let me know what you think!
-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com