|Project by gfadvm||posted 242 days ago||1889 views||9 times favorited||49 comments|
I’ve been wanting to try a ‘wing box’ and a different method of making Shipwright hinges. I had a piece of blackjack oak that I thought would look cool. This stuff is very difficult: splits, cracks, bark inclusions ,cannot be planed, etc. There were several points when pins exploded and chunks blew out that I almost quit but I really enjoy a challenge so finally got it done. It has a LOT of epoxy, CA glue, and Timber Mate in it but I was OK with the end result. Dimensions: 12×8x6”. 1/4” box joints, 3/8” box joints for hinge, tiny walnut splines in the tray corners. Finished with rattle can lacquer. This wood is much heavier than the other oaks I have worked with. Most people around here won’t even cut it for firewood as it is so hard and tough to split but I’d do it again!
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