|Project by Arookar||posted 12-16-2013 05:45 PM||1225 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
I made a business card holder for my son-in-law and needed a box to put it in! (Pic 2) Business card holder is tan oak and rosewood. Box is 75 year old reclaimed white oak. Tried my hand at making a couple small boxes with lift lids out of scrap too small to make anything else with and too nice to throw away. The ends also serve as legs (Pic 3 and 4) Pic 3 is chinquapin with walnut ends and handle; pic 5 is also chinquapin with madrone handle and rosewood ends. The last long oval is similar to the posting “Gabe’s Box” but it is made out of chinquapin with chinquapin hinges. This chinquapin is a bit brittle so I hope the hinge lasts, but boy is the wood gorgeous. All finished with Danish Oil to bring out the figure and grain, a coat of wipe on poly and then hand rubbed finish of beeswax/orange oil, my favorite.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)