|Project by Josh||posted 03-02-2014 05:51 AM||1219 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a pie box that I just made for a friend of a lady whom I made a pie box for two months ago. The friend (soon owner of this very box) saw the other pie box I made a few months ago for my church lady friend and was like, “Yo, I gotsta git me one dem!” I became aware of this want and feverishly obliged. Totes time on this one was 4 hours. Word of mouth business is pretty cool, no? It is made of 100% mahogany. All scrap, too. I hope lady likes this.
The design is pretty much identical to the last one that I made (Also on lumberjocks). I made a few minor changes. After cutting the sides to 3 1/2”, I cut a glue line into all four side pieces so that while gluing bottom on, no glue would ooze into pie box cavity. This is a very clean and smooth box. Not very technical, but then again I was able to use the shop at work yesterday. Work table saw blades don’t wobble like my ten inch craftsman blade. Once again magnets were used to keep lid shut in case box is used as projectile when the Russians finally invade.
Oh, I used shellac to finish this, too. The first time I ever used shellac was for the last pie box I made. I didn’t like how on application of second coat, things do go as smoothly. I am getting the hang of it now and it really made that mahogany shine. Zippy dee foo!
-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania