I became bored doing the tool cabinet and the lap desk so I thought that I would make this box for my son. It is made almost entirely by hand tools. I cut his name on my 30" general scroll saw. All of the panels, moldings and dovetails are made by using my hand tools. The molding planes were very satisfying to use.
This picture is of the raw box.
This is a picture of the green milk paint. I let it dry and then it was sanded with 600 grit paper.
This is a picture of the red milk paint over the green. I then sanded the box with 600 grit paper and then painted the box with black milk paint.
Here is a picture of the interior with the sliding till. I did not finish the inside to reduce odors.
You can see the black color of the box. Buffing the colors will cause some of the green and red to come out making the box to look older.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.