|Project by BalloonGuy||posted 10-25-2013 03:08 AM||750 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
My mother-in-law turned 77 this week, and my wife suggested a small box. (Mary loves any little box with a lid.) We went looking for a nice blank and found this little 2×4x4 figured walnut block. Not tall enough to make a lid from the same piece (plus, there was some checking to deal with), so I took a piece of the curly maple I’ve been having such fun with lately (see the previous project) and turned a simple lid.
The contrast of the two woods was a bit much, so we added the walnut button to the top. Sanded to 600#, then wiped with Danish oil and buffed on the wheel. I hope she likes it!
-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE