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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Variation on a theme

As usual, I try to work with a project until I've run out of ideas.  This box of bubinga, maple and black veneer, is not quite finished--I haven't yet decided on a handle, and I'm taking my time with it.

This is now my fourth hinge lid box, and I must say that there is definitely a learning curve. Sanding the hinges is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I am definitely getting better. I'm also finding that I'm exerting more pressure with my right hand than my left hand, and I'm trying to be aware of it so I can feed the wood more evenly.

Still have the vase I'm trying to update waiting patiently, but at least I'm not bored!


  1. Looks like another winner. Definitely like the contrasts - timber colour and straight v curved lines.

  2. Thanks! It was also a good way to use some bubinga that I've been saving for a special use. I find it hard to part with my more expensive wood, which is just plain dumb!

    1. Know what you mean about the 'special woods'. I'm running out of storage space for my stash. Clearly its time I got going and made some boxes!

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