|Project by jhcarr||posted 08-17-2014 01:56 AM||2432 views||25 times favorited||15 comments|
After watching a video by Peter Dunsmore (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT_5fV2yMlA), I decided to make a box similar to the one he made. I used straight keys for the miters, and made my own veneers on my bandsaw from some boards I had in my shop, which were lacewood, maple, and walnut. I made 2 boxes, one for each of my 2 daughters, and I made the veneer pattern mirror images of each other. The are about 13 X 10 inches. I wanted to be able to fit a letter-sized sheet of paper (8.5 X 11) inside without having to fold it. This is the first time I have ever worked with veneer, and I made a couple of rookie mistakes, but was able to repair them pretty well.
-- James Carr, Simi Valley, California