I wanted to make a tiny walnut box from a piece of walnut.
This tiny box is for a colleague of mine who’s expecting a big wedding anniversary.
First, you’ve got to go hunting for a good log. A dog is good for this.
Once a nice walnut log is found, you’re in business. This one was in a scrap pile.
You’ll want to resaw this log. This isn’t THE log, but you get the picture.
Here’s my log resawn into 1/2 inch planks using a 3/4 inch 3tpi Lenox and my log jig.
I’m a glutton for punishment, sure, but I thicknessed this to 3/8 inch on the planer.
Trim off the fat on the TS and RAS.
Select my pieces and submit them for inspection.
These will do nicely. The sap on the top is very brittle. I’ll have to watch my step!
I’ll be doing fulls, so I titemark off my scribe lines and start the 1:6 tail first cuts with the dozuki.
Working on the tail boards.
Transfer and cut the pin boards, paring to fit.
Dry fit and keep moving.
The stopped bottom dados will be tricky, the sliding top likely more so. I’ll use a Witherby 1/8 inch sash chisel and take my sweet time with it.
Nibble rebates on the TS for the bottom. Slow going but good fits.
All done with the stopped bottom dados.
Dry fit. A rosewood handled Butcher stands atop.
A quick chat with a skew molder.
Next step, dados for the sliding top and top assembly!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog