Woodworking and Boxes

One of the two wooden boxes I made this past fall (2021) in Wood I at ASU. I used the Bandsaw Boxes book for instruction and inspiration.

This box is made from maple and mahogany. Originally two pieces of wood, I laminated them together, then did some bandsaw work for the basic shape. I wound up using what I cut off the top to make the bottom stand. Much sanding later, since I tried to use electric sanding machines at first, I learned the value of saw blades, sandpaper types, and not to get in a rush. I used multiple coats, very thin, and sanding between to get the finish. I used a Tung Oil Varnish from Old Masters and a hand-rubbed finish. The little drawer pulls out to reveal a small space for special items.

This is actually my first box, Zebrawood, and Walnut. It is not without a few mistakes but doubt if anyone will ever catch them (except Jef Rice) This box was finished with several coats of a lacquer base and hand sanded between coats also. Shown with drawer open so you can see how the inside looks.

Both boxes are about 8 inches wide by 5 inches deep and tall. Prepare for many more boxes… I have 5 set up ready for cutting later this month (Jan 2022)

Somewhere in Computerland, I have more photos but not up to the search tonight. (that is also one of my goals this new year, get photos lined out in better order!)

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