Oak Memory Box For Harpster #1: Casework

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Blog entry by S4SWWS posted 01-06-2014 10:56 PM 851 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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For the casework I am using red oak, milled to 1×6. I mitered the corners and let it stand on end overnight before final milling. I have tapped it together to determine the top panel size. I am currently waiting for inspiration for the top panel which will be inset. I will be going to Bylers Kiln sometime this week to look through their figured woods to find a suitable panel.

-- Casey Jones

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 06:40 PM

So this memory box is being made of 4/4 red oak milled to the dimensions 18” wide, 12” Deep, and 6” tall. The lid is a floating panel made with a piece of white oak that I picked up at Bylers Kiln, it spoke to me and so it was incorporated into the design. The inside is finished with upholstery grade leather with a sliding drawer for papers.

Casework glued up mitered corners with miter keys installed. I made the miter sled with the cutoffs from the case pieces it was very crude but worked for this application. I must admit I like the idea of building a permanent sled.

Before I decided to install keys I put on the bottom of the box two coats of Tung Oil and one coat of wax. I then decided to put keys on it. So I glue up the corners today and installed them just a little bit ago while waiting out the snowstorm.

-- Casey Jones

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