|Project by Boxguy||posted 05-07-2013 06:02 AM||1717 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
Pictured is a (7 1/2×5 1/2×6 inch) jewelry keeper with a book-matched Black Olive veneered top and American Walnut sides and tray. The corner splines are White Oak. It features a lift-out tray, steel continuous hinge, and small dividers made from Venetian blind slats. The bottom has a cloth liner. Finish: one coat tung oil, 3 coats wipe on poly, 1 coat paste wax.
The lift is made with an angled spindle sander that is located at three points.
I have been using this three point lift on my boxes this year.
A friend has been commissioning boxes as gifts for her many grandchildren as college graduation gifts. Taylor is the latest to graduate with a degree in linguistics. After looking through many different woods and combinations of woods in the shop, my friend picked these woods as “just right” for Taylor. It is nice sometimes to craft a box with a particular person in mind.
If you look closely at the crazy grain in the olive veneer, you can see some wild figure…even in a format this small.
All comment, suggestions, and questions are appreciated. Please check back. I try to respond to all your comments in batches. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN