|Project by Chad256||posted 05-13-2013 06:54 AM||1363 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
This is truly a box of firsts for me. First off, this is my first project post here at LJ’s. Second, it’s my first box. Third, It was the first real scroll saw work I have done for a real project. Plus I did some hand carving to get it just right. I’m a new woodworker so all along the way I came across many firsts to overcome. I learned a TON doing this project.
Obviously, this was a Mother’s Day gift for my wife. She knew I was working on something but didn’t know what until this morning. She loved her keepsake box! I’m pretty proud how it turned out myself.
The box is poplar and cherry. I found this cherry at a local lumber shop and fell in love with the grain it had so had to use it here. It almost glows a golden color. No real skill used in the joinery. Just rabbet joints on all sides as well as the bottom. No screws or nails though! Well the hinges have screws but that’s it.
For the finish I used BLO and several coats of Poly on the outside. Once that has dried more I’ll be going back with a simple paste wax on the inside.
I’m looking forward to getting some feedback from the LJ workshop! I welcome all comments good or bad! Anyways thanks for looking and giving me some feedback.
-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks