|Project by Heyz||posted 10-14-2008 06:02 PM||1436 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I think I made this box back in Grade 9. The corners are simply mitered and the top was attached with a rabbet joint. I glued the whole thing together top and all, and then cut the top off with a table saw to create the ‘top’ That might work on a perfectly aligned table saw, but not a high school shop saw. Needless to say, the saw cut didn’t line up, so a lot of sanding was required and I ended up rounding some of my edges in all the sanding that was required. It still looks good. The bottom was a 1/8” piece of something (can’t remember) that I installed by cutting dado’s into the sides of the box. It just sits floating in there but doesn’t move. I then put a piece of felt on it.
My plan had been to fit a sleeve into the lid so that it would fit inside the box and keep the lid secured. (Is there a technical name for this style?) You can see the pieces inside the box that never quite got installed. I made the mistake of only measuring once and had a hard enough time tracking down that piece of wood – just never got around to finding a second piece and trying again. But soon I will… Or I may just put some hinges on it.
I made it from basswood because a few months before the class I had wanted to try wood carving so my mom signed us up for a carving class in town. We got to make a few things, like a christmas tree ornament and a letter opener, scoop etc. I decided to combine two projects, so made this box in shop class and then carved in my own time at home. I’m pretty happy with it.
-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada