Additional to these Narra parquet boxes is an experimental Aluminum framing on the lid plus division and tray. It turned out good. I have not finished yet the finishing and the lid handle so please bear with the raw unsanded pictures of the box… I just want you to see it prior finishing it. You can still spot the errors.
Gluing the parquet pieces…. I have to make a 3 inches wide from this parquet so I added both half inch strips on the side of a 2×2 parquet.
The lid is done perfectly fitting overlap with Aluminum frame brass plating… find hard to look for the proper glue but in the end it was my PVA used for wood that stick good. Cut the miter with my miter saw with a blade that is for aluminum.
The dovetail… though this is not my first.. it took me a more time to figure out how will I cut the inner portion of less than 1/8 inch pins opening. Well, I use a coping saw that works alright.
The trays and divisions…. I have to use a thinner narra parquets…. This time I use 5mm thick. Just normal.
The tray bottom board is a very strong wood… (MOLAVE).
As you can see… the greatest challenge for this box is to finish it. Sanding … I have to prevent contact with the aluminum framing. The varnish to be used and final coat. The lid handle or know will also be a challenge.
Some other pictures:
THE SIDE ….. Look how the a-framing fits snugly on the box. Maybe I will have a problem when I apply the finish as it will widen.