Monday, July 6, 2009

More Things to Do with Cutoffs

Over in the WoodNet Woodworking Forums, member TomFromStLouis has posted photos of an interesting and unusual box he just built:

I made this box using a number of different samples of maple: curly, spalted (with and without ambrosia beetle stains), straight ambrosia, and burl. I made veneers and laminated both sides of some 1/4" MDF. Then I assembled sized pieces with the katalox frame elements. Katalox is a Mexican timber that is hard and close grained with a tendency to tear out. There were lots of glue-ups. To unify the colors a bit and deepen both woods I used garnet shellac for the finish.
It's just a bit larger than a cigar box. Cool.
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