Here’s a sketch of the plan for the box:
(Disclaimer: I’m kind of a pencil and paper guy, thus the above sketch. Also, it didn’t quite scan correctly, but at least you can see the general idea for the box.)
As you may remember, the board is 3/4” x 3 1/2” x 48”. So I’ve decided to make the box 7”L x 5”W x 1/2”T. Since the board is 48” long, I thought I’d use the first 24” for the carcase of the box, and the remainder for the top, bottom, splines, and feet. The box will consist solely of the wood of the board, with no metal in the construction of the box.
As suggested in the previous installment, I’ll make a sliding top/lid. The box will have mitered corners with two splines in each corner, and will have curved feet on each corner as well.
I’ll begin the milling process tomorrow (Tuesday, 5/12/15), so if anyone has any suggestions for the plan of the box, you’d better get crack’n! (Sorry, couldn’t resist the Tommy Mac vernacular!)
See ya tomorrow!
-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN