I felt like building something small and box-like this weekend. (Time to play with the new saw too). So I headed to the scrap pile. My goal was to chase the grain around the outside of the box. Just for fun.
After a false start I got the hang of it. It is kind of mind twisting.
How it worked
I found a nice specimen.
A piece of neglected walnut.
Resawn to bookmatch. A cool little pattern.
Checking out the grain pattern after cutting 45 degree miters. It actually wraps around the entire box!
Here is the cutting sequence.
And standing in order
Cut the board to length and sqaure up before bookmatching.
Mark the outsides. They will go facedown during mitering on the tablesaw.
I made a 1/8” thick bottom, cutting the groove with a tablesaw blade.
The lid is recessed in a rabbet. The lid operates by push. (I will show it next time).
This is my first mitered box and first time taping instead of clamps.
Tomorrow I will finish.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne