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|10-18-2012 05:03 PM|
Originally Posted by jsears View Post
|10-18-2012 04:58 PM|
Originally Posted by andy's Den View Post
|10-18-2012 04:56 PM|
You are correct. An oversight on my part. I'm trying to make new cases for old cased photos (daguerreotypes) so they're kind of small. If you've not seen them (when broken) they look like this: |
I hope to make some nice wooden finished ones rather the the leatherette covered plywood they used back in the mid 1850's. That said, 1/8" plywood and a veneer for the tops may be something I'm going to try. Not sure about the allergic part.
Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
|10-18-2012 12:51 PM|
|JOAT||You don't say what the boxes are going to be used for. If they're shop boxes, my vote is for plywood. Other than that, use anything that pleases you. And that you can afford. And you're not allergic to.|
|10-18-2012 08:27 AM|
|andy's Den||Osage Orange Mullberry Plum Apple make great small items also and very easy to find if you want them Andy|
|10-18-2012 07:42 AM|
Originally Posted by wmpwi View Post
Take a look at woods like Cocobola, Zebrawood, Lacewood and the like. And don't overlook the domestics. Birdseye Maple, Walnut burls and curly cherry make very nice boxes. I don't hesitate using softwoods when I make boxes. They are not usually handled, used or abused that much. Pick a wood that is appealing to the eye, and go for it.
|10-17-2012 08:38 PM|
Wood choice thoughts
I'm making several small boxes (3" x 4" x 5/8") and I want to use a nice 1/8 inch hardwood. I've already found some types difficult to work with. For instance, I found Padauk to be very attactive and quite hard, but really messy and seems to get all over the place when I'm cutting. It also seems to chip a little. I like mahogany, but it seems a bit soft. I would love to find a tight grain, not too soft, not too hard, that would be well suited for my little box project.