The 2×6x6 boxes. What if 3 pieces of 2×6 inch parquet will be joined together and make it as the top (lid) and bottom of a box whose side is 2×6 on all. This has created a square box with depth of 2 inches. Here are some pictures…
Some are pre-coated with gloss lacquer.
It was easy to make the box without the lid… I can use my miter saw to cut it because the length of 6 inches will permit me to hold it firmly while cutting it on an angle of 45 degrees. Gluing is not also a problem. I use the normal gluing using tapes.
The lid made the biggest challenge in this 6×6 box. At first, I finished two boxes using brass hinges. But on that process, the hinges will require screw that in most cases it cracks or splits the wood. Though that construction was simple…. I already given one as a gift. I tried to look for a brass pin but instead I found a spring wire 2 mm diameter and luckily it is straight line spring used as tortional spring. So strong that it even the hacksaw blade cannot cut it. I use a cold chisel to make mark then bent it. It easily breaks during bending just because it is so brittle. Using my sharpening stone.. I rounded the ends.
The lids were rounded on the hinged edge but only on the top quarter. Anyway it will only open 90 degree. It is enough. It is good to see only small gap it the hinge part. Anyone can increase the opening by making inclined cut on the rear side of the box.
I routed the front side to accomodate the lid’s handle which is integrally shaped with the lid. The resemblance of this is just like other boxes…. Andy’s and Greg’s boxes however the lids handles of their boxes are not integral but added to the lid.
So far I made around 9 pieces and 3 on the way. (I’m trying to upload photo but right now our internet at home is so slow. maybe later..)