|Project by Tooch||posted 03-03-2014 06:19 PM||1328 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
The director of our high school’s musical was having a fundraiser to help cover costs of the production, and was looking for items for a chinese auction. I decided to try and help out, so this is what I came up with.
The box is made of maple and walnut (my favorite combination of woods) with a lift-off top and removable tray. the maple was reclaimed from some drawers out of an old work bench, and has some birds eye speckling on the bottom piece that is not given justice by these photos. The “handle” was a knot that fell out of a piece of walnut I was using; I decided to try something different and include it in the design. I’m not sure how I feel about the handle, but it definitely is unique. The liner is felt, although it is made to resemble gator skin.
To make the splines at different depths, I just set the table saw blade at 3 different heights. I do like how they turned out, and hope to experiment more with splines in the future.
Finish is two coats of brush-on lacquer, thinned 50/50 with lacquer thinner. It took a while for the smell to subside, but a quick cleaning with a clorox wipe helped. Although I was sad to give it away, the musical director was thankful to have another item to auction off.
Thanks for looking!
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