|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 07-24-2014 12:20 AM||1681 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
Ever since I watched Steve Ramsey’s video I have been wanting to make one of these.Always seemed like it would be fun to build and play. I had some scrap and time and gave it a try. This turned out to be a lesson in fixing mistakes. Between discovering some of my wood had cracked to making the sides too short and lid too thin I really had a challenge.The top was 1/4 inch thick when I trimmed. I made up for this by cutting the (cracked) piece on the TS to 1/4 inch strips (14 of them) and rabbeted the lid pieces 1/8 inch. Created a raised panel look. Still too thin for a hinge I cut more 1/4 inch strips and narrowed them down and glued them to the underside of the top. I now had enough thickness for the hinge and a floating look for my top. I used a grill prop rod for the flippers and sticky back black felt for the liner. Measures 11X11X2 inch thick and stained with red oak. Three coats of gloss polyurethane. Numbers done with a dremel router. This is the first box I made with 45’s on the corners. Total cost was $2.50 for the hinges. What I learned-making mistakes is ok if you can fix them in a way that, when finished, it looks like “I meant to do that”. :)
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".