|Project by BobAnderton||posted 07-22-2014 03:05 AM||3117 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
I made this box for a 6 year old girl who is a friend of the family and who asked me to make her a box. It’s made of Arizona ash and walnut which I had milled with a chainsaw mill and air dried. The top and bottom panels are from a slab I cut from the stump and are floating panels in grooves set in the sides. The dimensions of the box are 12” x 7” x 5” high. It’s got a removable tray with walnut splines that match the box. The hinge is similar to the Shipwright style hinge except that I glue in a semicircular section around the 1/8” brass rod that runs the length of the hinge. This method allows me to cut the lid off with the tablesaw after the box is assembled and decide at that point whether I’m going to make a wooden hinge or go with brass hinges. Finished with Watco Danish Oil.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw