|Project by FloridaArt||posted 04-21-2013 04:27 PM||1556 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
April, 2013—Spotted an old knife block at a thrift store when they were running their 50-percent off sale. The lighter maple strips fill in the slots where the knives would have been. I decided to have the stripes going horizontally, instead of vertically. The overall shape is just something that popped into my head.
One technical problem. This box is taller than my 14-inch band saw can cut. (About an inch too tall.) Therefore I could not slice off the back! So I used another decorative wood for the back.
The knobs are home made on my new mini-lathe. Finish is tung oil, which makes the various grain patterns pop. I’m happy with how this turned out.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida