|Project by Tim Roman||posted 09-28-2014 02:22 PM||1404 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I bought an Incra box jig last month to use in making decorative boxes, trays, and drawer boxes for cabinets. To set it up and dial-in the settings, I pulled out a few scrap pieces of 1 by 4 pine I had laying around the shop and made some joints. It worked well enough that the pieces I had made a small box. It was a bit chunky, given the size and the fairly thick lumber, so I made a bottom for it, glued it up, sanded it all flush, correcting minor imperfections, and added a bottom to it. Then I put it on my table saw and tapered the sides to make it look a bit more interesting. Seeing the results, I was pleased and decided to add a lid which I rabbeted to nest nicely on top and topped it off with a small pine knob I had left over from another project. A danish oil finish gave it a nice glow and now it’s ready to hold some doodads or whatnots on a desk.
((Well, THIS is annoying! These photos have been oriented correctly on my computer and show up fine everyplace but THIS site! Anybody know how to fix this easily?))
-- Tim, Glen Burnie, Maryland