|Project by DAC||posted 07-11-2013 01:13 AM||1197 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This project took me some extra time to do. Bolivian Rosewood and Wenge with a bit of Cocobola on the bottom. Used about 15 coats of lacquer for a piano type finish. It takes alot to fill in the grain of that Wenge and took about a month to do the finish and get it all cured up. Making small pieces of Wenge got a bit interesting on the table saw and it was a very good thing I have a zero clearance insert. I am going to have to make one for my miter saw to get it to cut correctly on small pieces.
A bit of router work for the base and a whole bunch of sanding. I am now thankfull that I have a drum sander now. Made my own jig for the edge joints. Did not have to go fancy and put one on a miter slider as that is what the fence was good for. I will be using it alot more as I like the look of that.
All corners are braced with some wood and screwed down as the brass screws look sharp. I probably overbuilt this thing and it should last a few lifetimes
It is about 16 inches wide, 8 inches deep and 6.25 high not including the feet. I was going to sell it but the wife put a stop to that for now. She has to understand that if I want to make another I have to make a profit so I can afford to buy the materials to build another. Oh well at least she is not asking for jewels to fill it up with.
As you can see the bottom is not an evenly split glue up as I was running out of Wenge and just could not justify buying another 8 foot piece for now.
I do believe it needs something in the fron center like a medalion or a small gold coin or a setting with a ruby like stone to help center the eyes on the center of the box. perhaps down the road if I should find something to my liking then I can always add to it.
-- Wood is a zen like experiance.