The idea started in my head. I transferred it to some graph paper. The joy of seeing the idea travel its course and now be a real, nearly finished project, is immense. I am making two boxes, with the same design. They look vastly different than my other boxes, but were not appreciably more difficult.
I did learn from the experience though. I am better at doing straight inlays. This makes me want to try curved inlays, and then shapes. There is something strangely fascinating and satisfying about inlays. I am not sure I can describe it. Maybe some of the blog readers, who are also woodworkers, could describe it better than I?
All I know is that I want to do a bunch more of it. That being said, I have not finished the boxes yet. I need to make one lid. Then I will sand them, softening all the edges, and making it ready for some tung oil. I probably could have done those steps today, but I got distracted by the Boise St vs. VA Tech football game.
I can really only think of one more thought, about these boxes. I have considered that it may look better with a padauk lid, as the wenge lid may be too much wenge. The problems is two fold. I don’t have more padauk for a lid, and I really like wenge. I guess that second one isn’t really a problem, just a fact. Perhaps I will run up to Iowa City tomorrow and see if they have any padauk scraps?
Wow, DJ Harper from Boise St, on 3rd and one, runs 71 yards for a touchdown. I really can’t focus on the blog tonight. I am sorry. I think I am going to go and watch the game. It is just too darn exciting. I will do better tomorrow.
I do have one more thought. Does anyone have names suggestions for these tiny boxes? I am open to suggestions. Of course, any suggestions will have to be approved by the boxes themselves, and possibly several of my tools.