In reference to my post in the forum section about Narra Parquet ... Target I have set is 40 boxes out of those recycled parquet. It is really a big effort to put these small pieces into a better look. Hard to meet the 40 but let us see the progress.
To this point, I finished 10 pcs of 4×6 x 2 boxes and 6 pcis of 6×6 x 2 boxes.
THE 4 X 6 BOXES.
The challenge was to make a pinned hinges and the simple butt joint The pin I use is 3 mm in diameter which is nearly 1/8 inch. I found this from scrap catridges of a copying machine. Drilling the pin using portable drill is really a skill that you need to develop in making this kind of work. It is easy to drill however how perpindicular is your hole to your wood is the one that counts most. The plug used is merely a bamboo barbeque skewer.
The butt joint will not be as strong as with other joints but using dowel pins have a great improvements… allignment and strength. I used bamboo dowel pins using 5 mm diameter… this is quite big for the job however this is the only available bamboo chopsticks I have… (Well, I used all our chopsticks at home… not one left.. probably, I can collect used ones in some of the Japanese restaurant to recycled them… LOL)
You can see the errors on this particular box… I did not calculate the lid thickness so that I can adjust the dowel pin. Another, I accidentally fitted the lid hinged side on the wrong end. As you see the hinged side end of the box is curved manually using dremel sanding. It takes a while to master it. Perpendicular drilling the dowel pinholes are the hardest part if you use portable.. I suggest you have to use the drill press. In my case, I use portable drill.
Another view of this 4×6 box..
NEXT … THE 6X6 BOX