|Project by maplerock||posted 03-03-2014 11:21 PM||1663 views||9 times favorited||15 comments|
It has been cold and icy here in southern Indiana. For too long I have been neglecting my tools and my lumber pile. I’ve also let a bunch of finished boxes sit around begging me to be photographed, but noooo… I take photos in the workshop, and it’s cold out there.
So, today I put on my big boy pants and braved the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures to not only work on some boxes, but to photograph my finished boxes. Now if I lived in Louisiana, Florida, or Texas I’d have worked straight through. But anyway, I’m back on track now. I have about six or eight boxes in various stages of completion.
This is a nice sized box (about 10” x 8” x 6”) that kind of developed while I was working on it. I made a lid and a handle for it. The box is made of a mystery wood. Can you guys tell me what you think it is? I have an idea, but many of you are much more educated in woods than I.
The handle is walnut, as are the splines. I think it has an oriental feel. I tried to mimic the Japanese Torii with the handle. I also carved out the legs to add interest.
What do you think the top is made of? Again, I think I know, but what say ye?
And… what do you think of this one? I almost always put hinges on my boxes, but had fun with this one. Do you guys ever make boxes for sale with lids? Do they sell well?
This brutal winter has been made more enjoyable by looking at the great projects posted here on LJ. Thanks again to everyone that posts and everyone that looks at my boxes!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana