|Project by Arookar||posted 05-20-2014 10:44 PM||1873 views||13 times favorited||8 comments|
These are two boxes I made for my niece and nephew. The first is made of qtr sawn sycamore with a cherry top and rosewood hinges. The second is Monterey Cypress with a eucalyptus top and rosewood hinges. The hinges are made from scrap about 1/4” or a little less in thickness. – I used a 3/16” brass rod, it’s inserted about 1/4” into the box side. Once I am sure it’s working smoothly, I cut it off close to the hinge and peen it till it’s flush. I guess you could say it might be driven into the box side enough to make it stay put. Finish is Danish Oil with one coat of wipe-on poly and rubbed down with orange oil/beeswax. Both are joined with a simple box joint, hand cut. I don’t know why but I just love the look of hand cut box joints.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)