The box walls and lid are going to have two layers
The outside, Mondo (I still don’t know if thats a proper name) and the inside, Padauk. The layers are 3 mm thick. The legs and lid decoration will pass through the outer layer and only partially through the inner (in the case of the legs only).
First thing to do is sand down the outside of the outer layer and inside of the inner layer to 400 grit and give them a coat of acrylic varnish.
Whilst I don’t expect this finish to remain totally intact during work on the box it does help cut down on finish sanding on a complex object, when the box is finished.
Before sanding I coded one edge of all pieces so
This, for instance is side (one slash) three. Top pieces have two slashes followed by their number. I also marked the part numbers on the inside faces of each piece.
I routed the 45 degree top and 60 degree sides of each side piece and taped them together.
On each of the sides to have legs I’ve drawn a slash on the tape to represent this. They are sides 1, 3 and 5.
The outside only is taped together. I need to make a top and tape that on. Then test the balance of the box by trialing legs taped to the side. That’s for the next instalment.
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com