|Project by Schwieb||posted 12-25-2013 01:50 PM||1835 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I finally got a bit of the Christmas spirit and wanted to share it. Earlier this year an acquaintance lost his battle with cancer and passed away. He was a woodworker and had an eye for collecting things that he might get around to using one day. His wife called me several months ago and asked if I would like to come look at the wood and stuff in his shop and see if I wanted any of it. Well of course, how could I not want to? He had all sorts of stuff and I recognized that a lot of it was pallet wood he had cleaned up and stashed away. The 2 pictures of wood are the biggest part of the solid wood I brought home.
I wanted to make something for Glenda, his wife, out of wood I had gotten from her and I caught up with her on Christmas Eve to give it to her. There were tears of joy and I know she appreciated the gift, but the real gift was the lift it gave to me, seeing her smile. I have no idea what the dark wood is but the panel in the top is Coffeenut and the bottom is Spanish Cedar. I used Tung oil and then applied some Watco satin wax for finish. Doing this box set up a situation that led me to refine and improve a box joint jig I had made many years ago and now is ready for some production runs of a few more boxes for the store.
Heidi did the engraving for me for the dedication.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.