Monday, January 23, 2006

The Boxer



The pep-up project is complete! Finished this little box on the weekend and as I had to make a couple of jigs to ease construction I'm firing into a second one. Might even make a few more....
Little boxes are a great way to use up those pretty little off-cuts that I seem to hoard all over the workshop. This one is made of birdseye maple and purpleheart, the next from elm and walnut. Now, what other combinations can I come up with??
Cheers
Philly

6 comments:

Mike Wenzloff (MikeW) said...

Very nice Mr. Phil, very nice.

Sure like Purpleheart paired with a light wood. The Elm/Walnut sounds like it'll be nice, too.

Take care, Mike

Philly said...

Thanks Mike! Even the Missus liked it-so is that, like, universal approval or what?
Cheers
Phil

Mike Wenzloff (MikeW) said...

"Even the Missus liked it-so is that, like, universal approval or what?"

Heh, for most things, that's the important approval!

Take care, Mike

Alf said...

Sheesh, Phil, I wish you'd stop referring to these huge planks as "little off-cuts" - makes those of us hoarding 3/4" square x 3" long pieces of purpleheart wonder if we're keeping "chips" or maybe even "sawdust" ;~)

Nice box, tho'. Kinda makes me think of those old knife boxes you get in pairs on sideboards in stately homes; dunno why, probably the angle. Certainly quite different and more modern in style.

BTW, where d'you get your elm from? Just wond'rin' with a view to chair seats an' all...

Philly said...

Knife box-yeah, you put your finger on it there. I was going for something different and that angled cut was the best I could do. Knew it seemed a little familiar.
Elm? Yandles. I was down there on the weekend and they only had the odd scrap of 3/4 elm. Lots of Yew, Oak and sycamore though. And some big slabs of poplar-might be suitable.
Cheers
Phil

Alf said...

Only 3/4"? Merde. Oh well, I could always take out a second mortgage and try Interesting Timbers. Or I gather Red Elm from the States is near-as-dammit the same and SLHardwoods stocks that. Getting ahead of myself again though; not even started the prototype yet!