|Project by rtbrmb||posted 09-17-2013 03:24 PM||1888 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Some friends of ours recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary & I made this box for the occasion. The box measures ~13” X 9” X 5”.
The body & feet are walnut, the lid (& underlid) are oak burl veneer, the lid inlays are ebony/holly and the corner splines are also holly.
I had our local woodworking supplier CNC the couples name & wedding date on the lid & I filled it with colored epoxy & sanded flush. I covered the lid with painters tape before it was routered, to keep any spillover from discoloring the veneer lid. The paint was a nice shiny silver (silver anniversary) but when I added it to the epoxy it dulled to the color you see now (my pictures turned out horribe, the lid is more clear in person). It was too late in the game to experiment with another filler.
I bought a new router bit to create the profile for the feet & am happy with how they turned out.
The finish is danish oil, multiple coats of shellac & hand rubbed with 0000 steel wool & wax.
Thanks for looking.
Bill in MI