This is my second YouTube video documenting my router table base. I filmed the whole thing using an iPhone 6s+ and edited (for the first time) using Premiere Pro CC. Enjoy!
I finished the first two Charm boxes this evening. These are white oak with walnut handles and bases. Each box is about 3" square.
They look nearly identical until you see them side-by-side, then you'll notice one is slightly darker than the other. The lighter box is a wax finish, while the darker box is a natural Danish oil.
As the name suggests, the sides and top of this box are African Mahogany. The handle and bottom are Honduras Mahogany and it is finished with Waterlox plus a coat of Minwax gloss polyurethane.
I lined the bottom with black velvet to protect valuable artifacts like these early Square readers.
You can see a picture of the raw wood, posted a few days ago.
This evening I designed a box called Charm which will be a 3" cube. The top and bottom extend about 3/16" above and below the box. Here is the Sketchup prototype drawing.
This weekend I built a small box using African and Honduras Mahogany leftover from previous projects. The lid will open with hinges and I'll line the bottom with felt.
This next picture shows the box with its first coat of Waterlox original finish. This finish really brings out the depth in the mahogany.
The internal dimensions are a bit over 7" wide, 2 ⅞" deep, and 2 ⅛" high. I'm still debating if I should keep it simple or add some sort of decorative handle.
Assuming all goes well, I plan to sell this box, making this a big personal milestone. I accept Square Cash, of course!