Beautiful! I have wood supply envy.
Some amazing grain in that wood. I keep putting the nice gran for later use because i don’t want to mess it up with engraving.
The effort and thought you put into it alone made is special, but the end product is really wonderful. Well done.
Box is so good
I think it’s called chatoyancy. Beautiful box. I really need to try working with some hardwoods. That hand-rubbed finish is just so special, and can’t be achieved with any prefinished wood, as nice as the Proofgrade is.
I think so too.
I did a double take looking at the coasters first… then, scrolling down, I saw the box and thought, yes that is so @evansd2.
First of all I’m honor to inspire @evansd2 the one that normally inspires me. Next: Beautiful Box! I love the figure in the walnut. I sometime struggle with wanting to make a box that looks like a solid block but if you use thin stock you never see end grain. The high figure in the wood that you chose eliminates that issue for me. I also think the “pillow corners” is an interesting feature. It makes me want pick up and feel the box.
No big deal but:
Reminded me of the State Farm Commercial : She sounds hideous…Well, she’s a guy…so…
That walnut really is stunning. Talk about upscaling those Ikea coasters!
Yeah that aspect really pleased me too. I mean, why reinvent the wheel there, those coasters are heavy and inexpensive. I checked my local IKEA stock before I went, they had “over 500 in stock”, so I figured I was good.
This is truly beautiful. You put so much thought in to your projects. Your dad will display this proudly.
Maybe too much so? He asked me for some plain coasters because the Red Sox coasters were too nice to use.
What a great project - I really like the sanded corners/edges. It gives a much warmer feel to the box (if that makes sense).
That’s some amazing work you’ve done there!!
Reminds me too - I need to make something for my inlaw’s anniversary - also Boston Red Socks fans. Thanks for the notion, I would not have thought of it otherwise…
I have these same coasters from Ikea all over my house lol. Very nicely done!
Me too. I use them to hold the Glowforge hold down pins, paper clips and all sorts of bits and baubles. Sometimes I use them as coasters even,
First, awesome. Presumably, because that is all you know.
Second, the final shot needs a . Unless the coasters are the size of dinner plates, then never mind. A closeup on a bistro table does strange things to my brain’s vision center.
Alas, no banana in the pics. The coasters are about 4" diameter.
I can understand your Dad not wanting to use the set … It’s stunning!
Your posts are also food for the soul.