|Project by Mike_from_Buffalo||posted 04-02-2013 03:25 PM||1256 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
My girlfriend had tasked me with either buying a basket or making something to hold some items for a charity auction. Building stuff is always more fun, so I set about making a “basket”. She came up with the size she needed to fit the stuff, 16” x 12” x 10” tall. I had some curly maple and curly walnut left over from another project so I decided to use that. Problem was that I had just enough left over and I had never made a dovetail box before. Made a test box from scrap that came out pretty good. And I was very pleased with my results with the real wood. The bottom is just some 1/4” plywood that I veneered with walnut (also left over from another project). Made some handle cutouts so the winner of the basket would have an easier time taking it home. Finished it with a couple of coats of shellac. Hopefully the winner can find another use for it.
All in all it was a fun learning project that I think came out pretty good.
-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."