|Project by CameronD||posted 07-02-2013 02:49 AM||875 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This was my second foray into woodworking after attempting a basic tray a little less than a year prior, and what started my new obsession. With limited access to tools, being that I was just starting, this is orange box store poplar and some walnut dowels in the corners, and I can’t forget the wood filler. It was initially finished with Colonial Maple stain, which looked horrible, so redid it with some BLO. Some remnants I attempted to hand cut box joints with a mediocre chisel and mallet, having no clue what to do. After several missteps, I found out a friend of my parents has a substantial shop and was invited (invited myself?) to their place for a lesson. After some cleanup on the bandsaw and scrollsaw (trying different approaches) We managed to fix it…sort of.
I learned a lot from this project (or rather, I learned some things to not do).