|Project by robert triplett||posted 315 days ago||1141 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
When I was asked to make a cutting board with a ranching family’s brand and using wood from their ranch, the customer also asked for a cash box for her sister to use at the Farmer’s Market. I was given a dirty and rough piece of oak that had been in a barn for a long time. I made the box sides with it, but decided the top needed some help. I have some Black Oak with a little spalting. I seems to work. The inside dividers and coin slots are Walnut from the ranch and was left over form the cutting boards as are the miter keys. The bottom is some 1/4” luan plywood. I cut the scooped part for coins on the bandsaw and cleaned it up on the spindle sander. I borrowed the idea of a finger cutout from boxguy and others. Did that on the spindle sander. I put a small ogee edge on 3 sides of the lid, top and bottom and a bevel on the outside box edge. A couple of coats of Watco Danish Oil and it is done. It sure is nice to be out in the shop in beautiful weather. No heater, gloves, hat, or insulated worksuit.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!