|Project by Chad256||posted 12-16-2013 01:56 AM||958 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Hey to all my fellow LJ’s, I know it’s been a while but I’m still not at 100% after my second back surgery. Ok, enough of that mess…..
This is my first splined box. Made from solid cherry. This was a rough sawn piece so I didn’t have a clue what the wood would turn out to be. Boy was I happy. This is some of the most beautiful cherry I have ever seen. It has some curl and some dark veining. On the inside of the lid I burnt “More”. This was a gift and that was what they wanted so I’ll just leave it at that (not my story to tell). The splines are made from the same stock because the customer didn’t want a contrasting wood. The hinges were from Rockler and have the 90 degree stop so there was no use for a support chain. Well worth the money. The finish is a couple of coats of Danish oil and several coats of spray on poly then some hand wax.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time and reading my post. I welcome all comments good and bad. Keep in mind that this was my first spline box so be gentle lol.
Thanks to Big Al aka. Boxguy for all the helpful blogs and tips!
-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks