Plane Old Wood
This is my first woodworking project. I built it to enter in a student competition. I placed 6th at Regional’s and 3rd at International’s with students from around the world. My Inspiration for this project come from Roy Underhill the Woodwright Shop.
It is a missionary candle box with hidden compartments. They were used by people to hide money when traveling or at home before banks. No nails or brads were used in this project. I started by going to the lumber mill to select hard word for my project. I selected the wood I thought would best suit my project and the time period in which this piece originated. I chose curly maple, walnut, and cherry because I liked the way they accented each other. To make the cove molding on the top of the box I used the table saw with a fence clamped to the table at an angle to the blade. I removed the saw marks with a card scraper and sand paper. I reinforced the miters with dovetails keys made from walnut. The finish is a wipe on polyurethane.

See the my viewer project posted on The Wood Whisperer

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