|Project by Goodsh||posted 12-31-2013 07:47 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I’m pretty new to woodworking. This is my first attempt at a box – a keepsake box for my daughter. It is made of cherry and hard maple and finished with Danish Oil. Overall I’m fairly happy with it but I definitely think I could make limprovements in the next one. Oh well…my wife and daughter think it’s perfect so I won’t share my self-criticisms (of which there are many…) with them!
What I learned – don’t cheap out on butt hinges and also a great trick from fellow LJ’ers to put wax on brass screws to help them go in. Every practice one I did either stripped or broke until I waxed them.