|Project by robscastle||posted 08-27-2013 01:38 AM||1038 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a Box I made from American Walnut, paid an absolute fortune for the timber in 2011.
A Timber supplier in Brisbane too.
I didn’t know any better at the time until enlightened by degoose in his workshop some time later.
Anyway I thought I had better put it to good use.
It was already thicknessed so all I had to do was build the frame.
I used finger joints cut on the table saw and inlayed the motif using a small router and a trimming knife.
The top and bottom are simply butt jointed to the frame
The inside trays are Silky Oak frames with MDF bottoms lined with red felt.
The hardware comprises of solid brass hinges and stamped metal locks on the front. There is no chain as the hinges hold the lid open at 90 degrees.
After sanding I finished the box with Tung Oil.
Costs, (from receipts that I could find)
American Walnut $67.00
NQ Silky Oak $39.00
Motif $12.50 (Inlay)
Time: I estimate about 8 hours part time total.
Total $149.50 not including sundries…wow.
Humm, the things we do not realising the cost occurred
then add the time, and its gets to be a very expensive box!
Try and sell that and make some profit too!
So where do I buy the bulk of my timber now? Wood shows or from Larry or from a recommended supplier from him!
Moral of the story Use the network Master Luke!
-- Regards Robert