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Yesterday I planed some more pallet slats and devised to make something. Glued up the narrow slats last night into panels for all the pieces. Today I cut the pieces, glued, sanded and finished with Watco natural danish oil. Man, I love danish oil almost s much as my wife. LOL, but yeah… Love this stuff.
The handle on the lid came from a nicely figured piece with a knot. I wanted to incorporate the knot and this is what I came up with. I wish it weren’t as tall, but the size of the knot kind of dictated the height.
All mtire joinery. Just glue. Extreme minimalism. There are a couple of hiccups with the mitres, including one end piece that broke off and flew away while I was cutting it. I couldn’t find it on the floor so i just left it as is. Adds to the character, i suppose. Overall I’m very, very pleased with the outcome of the mitres. For the most part they’re very tight. I only used tape to clamp. This came out much better than my last attempt.
This will be a gift for a designer that’s giving me business. A small token of my appreciation. One of the projects I’m doing for her involves a lot of reclaimed wood (and some fake Styrofoam ceiling beams that look surprisingly good). I think she’ll appreciate the reclaimed aspect of this simple box.
-- Losing fingers since 1969
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