|Project by rtbrmb||posted 12-21-2012 04:48 PM||1372 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a box I finished before work this a.m. It is made from the same walnut slab that my neighbor had given me that I made a gift for his wife (previous project) out of. I am trading it to one of our secretaries at work-they took down a black walnut tree earlier this year & she is going to give me some of the wood.
The top is birdseye maple veneer which gives me fits when a few tiny cracks show up when I iron it on. I purposly soaked it 2 days in advance of installing it. This is the first time I used the decorative base/feet & I like what it does for the overall look of the box.
The last picture shows the knot in the rear of the box (the void went all the way through) -I filled it with 60 minute epoxy colored with painter ink.
As with most of my projects there are a few things i didn’t like (my screwups). I build my boxes as cubes and saw of the lid-one little messup here can creat nasty looking corners.
Several of the methods used on this box were first timers for me-that I learned from Tommy Mac’s Rough Cut episode on keepsake boxes.
Finish is 4 coats of shellac and buffed out with Briwax.
Thanks for looking.
Bill in MI