|Project by Richard||posted 12-19-2012 04:50 AM||1284 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
A round top keepsake chest made from a 1400 lb honey locust log. The tree came from one of our parks and my friend had a hard time loading it onto his mill. After sawing, stickering and nine months later under the Idaho sun, I got some decent boards. The ends of the boards had some cracks but that okay since they are burning in my shop stove as I write.
I like honey locust, it has a nice orange and yellow color to it. The wood dries fairly well and not to bad to work with. The old padlock is a working reproduction that can be found on Amazon for around 18 dollars.
The chest idea was “borrowed” from Pete Tevonian.
-- Richard Boise, Idaho