|Project by lateralus819||posted 08-28-2013 12:55 AM||1395 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Here’s a recently finished ring box for my fiance and I this sunday.
Curly maple, African mahogany. Sculpted the sides with a hand plane, originally i was going to use a belt sander, but turns out my recent block plane from Don worked very well at this task. Drew my arc on the side and went to town! The finger recess was done with a file and sandpaper. I was surprised how easy it is to do tapers and profiles with a hand plane.
No i did not make the pillow, although i did offer, but my fiance accepted.
Finished with vintage maple dye, 2 coats of tung oil, 1 coat of wax.
Should have done the hinge BEFORE finish, but oh well. Live and learn.
-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin