Megalithic box

  • Advertise with us
Project by KnickKnack posted 02-28-2011 11:24 AM 1901 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As part of my battle with CSI (Carelessness, slopiness and impatience), I decided to try to make a simple, but not trivial, thing, perfectly. I never expected to achieve perfection, and, go figure, I was right! That said, this is better than normal – it was originally somewhat wider, but the joints kept not being quite right, so I kept doing them again, and again, until about a third of the original side panels were sawdust on the floor. Whilst I don’t claim the joints to be perfect (I dropped a piece and a bit you can’t see on the bottom chipped off), they seem pretty tight and flush to me.
The inspiration came (somewhat loosely, it must be said), from the various Megalithic Dolmens (?Dolma) situated in this art of the world – even all those years ago people thought this was a cool place to live (or, more accurately, to die).

Ash, fumed oak and mahogany/sapele(?) handle finish. Oil/varnish/thinner finish

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

2 comments so far

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4933 days

#1 posted 03-04-2011 01:07 AM

Nice, clean, I like the end grain it really pops…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View vipond33's profile


1405 posts in 3836 days

#2 posted 09-11-2011 02:42 PM

What an interesting piece. I would probably never ever think of translating an artifact into wood like this but you have captured the spirit of it well. From my reading I see that these Dolmens were constructed thousands of years ago and the capstones could weigh up to 40-50 tons. Hope that your lid is a bit lighter and that it lasts at least 40-50 years.
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Sligo Fotos
Dieses Foto von Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery wurde von TripAdvisor zur Verfügung gestellt

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics