|Project by StLouisWoodworker||posted 04-19-2014 04:58 PM||882 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I just completed these three boxes, all sized at 9” x 3 3/4” x 2 1/4”. The main wood is paduck. All woods are milled to 3/16” thickness. One of the lids is jarra wood because I screwed up the padauk one. Box sides are mitered together and reinforced with decorative splines made of black-dyed tulipier and sycamore veneers. The lid is not fastened but, instead, is opened by a cantilever action— push down on the end and slide forward. The lids are milled on the ends of both sides to 1/16” depth with a pattern that permits the cantilever action. I did that milling with a little CNC machine, having a Dremel-sized router, that I recently put together. The bottoms of the boxes are lined with red-colored ultrasuede. The idea for the cantilever lid comes from a VHS video “Small Shop Projects: Boxes” made by Jim Cummins years ago (now available in DVD format from Taunton Press, Inc). Cummins milled the ends of the lids on a table saw, which I swapped out for a CNC machine. One of the boxes will be used to hold a bowtie as a wedding gift for a friend getting married in France.
-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)