|Project by Tootles||posted 07-14-2014 03:22 AM||825 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Last year I did a replacement contract for another teacher. He had previously made a simple box with the Year 8 students, but I did not like his proportions so I designed my own, still keeping essentially the same construction techniques. Pictures 5 & 6 show the first prototype, but I decided to simplify it a little to get the box shown in pictures 1 to 4.
It is very simple, just glued and nailed butt joints with two screws to make the hinge for the flip lid, but it is quite a good exercise in measuring, marking, cutting and planing – all with hand tools.
Normally when I work with pine, I like to get clear pieces without the knots. This time, however, I deliberately made the most of the fact that my wood was knotty and put it on display as prominently as I can.
-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking