I have been doing bits,n pieces of woodworking for years now and after recently finding this site was inspired by ‘Don’ to have a go at making a box. I have unashamedly been using one of his boxes as a guide because I love the look of it.
I joined my local woodworkers club ‘Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative’ and the guys there have been really helpful and supportive, there is also a really good array of equipment and materials to use at the club.
I have also invested in some beautiful hand tools; planes from H.N.T Gordon, water stones and jigs from Michael Conner, I am particularly enjoying using these hand tools. Michael also very kindly gave me some tool sharpening lessons to get my old planes and chisels up to a good standard.
I am trying to do as much as I can by hand.
Here are some pics so far;
1st pic – The frame, I am not sure what the lighter wood is but the pinky one is some old Silky Oak I had lying around these have been cut to size and glued together.
2nd pic – Next I brought some Myrtle burl veneer and veneered both sides of a piece of ply, the club has a quite large press as shown in the pic. I also brought some tools and equipment to do more veneering (this was my first attempt at this)
3rd pic – I made a jig to insert a key to the corners of the lid
4 and 5th pic – The finished lid
6th pic – Starting on the box using Jarrah
I hope I have posted this in the right place, please let me know if I haven’t.
Thanks for looking, David
-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia