|Project by AffineCreations||posted 11-13-2012 06:53 PM||4625 views||32 times favorited||27 comments|
One of my successful designs so far.
This is a nice and large tool caddy. It measures 17” by 9”, 9 1/2” tall. The sides are Ambrosia Maple and the ends Walnut. This handle is Birch and the bottom is Lyptus (for durability). I made one with an Osage Orange handle and that was the first one to sell. To be repeated. Finished with multiple coats of Tung Oil and polished with Paste Wax. Before the Tung Oil, sanded up to 600 grit, these puppies sell once people touch the smooth, polished wood. But I do this because I love being obsessed with a quality finish. Why put the effort into making something from wood and then not do all you can to let the beauty of the wood reveal itself.
This finish is very good; I knocked over a cup of Hide Glue and found the corner of mine in the puddle. A quick wipe with a damp cloth and good as new.
I’ve made a total of seven to sell and have sold six during two fairs. I will be making more. But I am thinking I will also make some smaller. People are always asking if they can buy mine, which is about 70% smaller. I get tempted to sell it, but my wife reminds me I should not. I need to keep something I’ve made for myself.
The hardest part about repeating this build is finding beautiful planks of the Ambrosia.
Edit: Added a photo showing the detail for the Osage Orange handle.
-- - Nicholas, Silver Spring, MD http://AffineCreations.com