This pine box was given to my late wife Phyllis, and had her initials carved into the top in large letters. After a divorce (and marrying me) the initials were no longer correct, so she asked me to shave off the top and carve a new design. The new design by Wayne Barton features oak leaves and a simple chip carved center. White Pine – 7-1/4” x 9-1/2”
I had a lot of fun making this. Couldn't for the life of me remember how it was done so looked up a couple from LJ'S. Thanks Guys for the help. This one measures 11.5in x 16.5in and is 1.5in thick. I found two panels in Bunnings, one white wood and the other was shades of brown, only trouble was some of the brown disappeared when I sanded it flat. BUT YOU GET THAT SOMETIMES. Finished with food oil. Hope you like it and thanks for looking. C & C WelcomeBob.
I often suffer from acute analysis paralysis when it comes to projects in the shop. Case and point – I've been in dire need of some kind of an assembly table for decades and in that time have looked at literally hundreds of ideas, gathering features, designing in Sketch Up and even buying components. At some point last month while kneeling on the concrete floor of my shop glueing up a project I decided I'd had enough and regardless of still not being sure of exactly what I wanted, roughly finalised something and started cutting wood. It took longer to build than I thought (as does everything in my world it seems) and evolved quite a bit as I started trimming it out with the shelves, drawers and the various clamping options but even with some more details still to be completed, I'm largely happy with how it turned out and it has already become the centerpoint of my work space. Here's a few pics of the build in process: