|Project by JeremyMorgan||posted 02-28-2013 04:36 AM||1108 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a small box that was built as a gift. The wood for it was some small offcuts that I purchased at in Denver at CS Wood. Un-steamed cherry for the box itself and some amazing figured claro walnut for the lid. This was the first time I had worked with cherry and it really is a pleasure. The un-steamed lumber really does have a great color to it.
The box itself has a slight taper to the sides which allows for a thin edge at the top and a nice visual weight. I was trying for decent grain continuity all around the box but was only partially successful.The top just has a simple rabbet cut into the bottom edges to match the box.
I am most pleased with the Walnut for the lid. The story behind the wood is that the owner of CS Wood apparently bought up a large quantity of off-cut blocks of Claro walnut from one of the big gun manufactures about 40 years ago. They have several pallets full of these roughly 2×2x6in blocks that they sell for 5-6$. 40+ yr old, air dried, figured claro walnut. I’ve still got another piece that I need to figure out what to do with.
The finish is simply a couple coats of shellac, sanded between coats. I was pretty pleased with the result of the evenings work.
-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/