|Project by Arookar||posted 05-11-2013 01:52 PM||2114 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I just love madrone.This is a birthday present for my daughter- she loves carving things. Made of madrone and finished with Danish oil sanded in with 400 grit, a light coat of wipe-on poly smoothed afterwords with 600 grit and then wax with 0000 steel wool….all over a period of 2 weeks to let each dry before the next was added. Handle is hand carved, inset onto ends with a mortise on the ends and dados on either side of the handle. Sides have hand carved box joints- just a little proud. Bottom is set into a dado. I glued the box joints and the handle- the bottom has just a dab of glue on one side only. All parts except handle are 3/8” thick material. Final dimensions are 17 1/4” long x 7 1/2” wide x 10 1/4” tall. Note the beer bottle and previous smaller caddy in last pic for scale.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)