|Project by mdennisusa1||posted 03-06-2014 02:04 AM||1031 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I enjoy making keepsake boxes for family and friends. I’ve had this idea of lining the bottom of a box with small stones for a while. I’ve been picking up and keeping interesting rocks since I was a kid and it just seemed like a neat thing to do. Then I was at Lowe’s a couple weeks ago and low and behold, they had some nice stones sliced 1/4” in the flooring tile section. They were perfect. I expoxyed them to the 1/4” plywood bottom, put a little gray grout I had left over from another project around the rocks and let it dry. Then I covered it with a thin layer of epoxy.
The box is made from some old wormy cherry rescued from the firewood pile and sliced on my band saw. The splines are bloodwood. The top is another rescue from the firewood pile, a slab of black walnut, sapwood and the live edge give it some character.
It’s just a simple thing and a bit heavy, but then…what would you expect for “A box of Rocks.”
-- A Laborer works with his hands. A Craftsman works with his hands and his head. An Artist works with his hands, his head and his heart.