|Project by robscastle||posted 11-01-2013 08:41 AM||820 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a box made from Australian grown timbers Yellow Stringy Bark and Camphor Laurel
I made it quite some time ago approx. 2009 2010, so it just goes to show it has held its shape well.
Yellow stringy bark is a very hard timber to work compared with the CL lid and base.
The timber came from a sawmill in Kyogle NSW many years ago, picture No 5 shows the slats as they were originally received stacked for seasoning.
Photo No 6 is an example of the results after resawing. There are some very nice pieces in the lot.
Apart from using a table saw the router was used to prepare rabbets and slots to hold the sides.
The base and top are simply butt jointed and glued on, the front profile left natural for effect.
The router bits I used are next to the respective profiles.
You may notice the resin effect in the front which is typical of the species.
Nothing too fancy just an exercise in showing what can be produced from rough saw timber if you have the inclination, rather then stash it in the fire.
A Subject name change after a brilliant thought by Mike
-- Regards Robert