|Project by drewpy||posted 09-11-2014 05:07 PM||1826 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
Hi all – This is my first woodworking project in 30 years. I needed a box to throw keys, mail, coupons and all the other stuff that always seemed to collect on my kitchen counter and I couldn’t find anything I liked in the stores. Thankfully, it got be back into woodworking.
This is 3/8 Red Oak and Walnut. It is 12×8 x 6. I mixed up the splines depth to add some interest and cut a 1/8×1/4 piece of walnut for banding. I built the entire box and then cut the lid with the table saw within about 1/32 of an inch and then cut the remaining with a utility knife. I had never done this before and it worked wonderfully and left me a great fit and consistent grain look.
I found a brass insert knob where I could cut a plug of walnut and epoxy it in. I forgot how maddening applying simple hinges can be!!!
I have plenty to learn, old tools to dust off and some lumber shopping to do. I am once again hooked. Maybe I need to build a simple banana tree for those darn bananas sitting there.. HAHA
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".