I really want to give my soon to be wife a gift on our wedding day. with all the other planning and everything going on with work I have not had a chance to think about what that gift should be. It dawned on me this morning that she would love something I made for her. So My thought is to create a medium sized keepsake box. I am thinking the dimesions would be about 9"x6"x4" deep. Her favorite color is Purple so I think I would like to make a large portion from Purple Heart. I think that Maple (birds eye/curly) would look good with the purple heart. Here is a rough draft of what I was thinking.
Any thoughts, suggestions?
It will be very tricky to get into the shop and have this thing done in the next 30 days or so. But I think it can still be done.
@wtnhighlander, I just measured and the blade in my Record is 1.75mm thick (0.069in) and the mouth opening is 3.60mm (0.142in). You can see the mouth is still open enough for thick shavings if I need.
I also have a round bottomed one I got from EBay and the previous owner had replaced the blade with a much thicker Hock blade (2.40mm). That fills the mouth nearly closed.
I have been finding deals pretty close to your back door. Do you ever shop on Ebay?
Try this store out they are in Lebanon http://stores.ebay.com/taddwholesalesupply?ssPageName=STRK:null:MESST&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2653
I just got a brand new PM2000 with 52" fence for what he is asking for the PM1000.