|Project by maplerock||posted 08-01-2013 02:27 AM||1319 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Time in the workshop is time away from the refrigerator. Time away from the bills and just about everything stressful (except hinges). I am quite sure the time spent in the shop has given me peace of mind and a purposeful hobby. I have not lost weight though, because I am ingesting about the same amount of sawdust as I had been eating potato chips. I am also not really missing the afternoon naps I had become accustomed to. I’ve been sleeping good at night though.
This is a box that I am quite happy with. Mahogany. Honduran Mahogany I believe (still learning my woods). It is a beautiful wood, and luckily I did not make any major mistakes during the construction or finishing. I purposely used the same wood for the box and lid. I think it looks rather classic. A coat of MinWax Tung oil and two coats of Wipe On Poly followed by Johnson’s paste wax.
My wife was gracious enough to cut and glue a faux suede liner into the bottom.
It was fun to build and I hope you like it.
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana