|Project by robscastle||posted 10-08-2014 03:24 AM||1605 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This project is dedicated to the work Cabinetman Mike Marvel did.
I made it after reading a post reporting his departure I was checking out his project posts, saw the mahogany Bar.. wow thats one impressive piece of work then I spotted this,... see photo No6.
Its a wooden briefcase a customer had given him I am not sure who it was but he was very impressed with it
I have always thought about making a wooden suitcase so it was his post that inspired me, its a pity I didnt see it earlier so he could rate my effort himself.
Its a fairly standard finger joint box Pine frame sides and plywood top and bottom.
Its made to house my milescraft lettering and inlay gear so there is no real prefered dimensions used.
I do not have the skills to make it all out of timber so metal handles hinges and lock were used.
After the box had been assembled and was dry I rounded over all the edges and gave it a good sanding and cut it open
The finish on the outside is shellac, inside the lid I made a section to hold documentation and the template frames. The main part of the suitcase holds 2 x boxes of lettering and number sets and the associated cutters and frames used to do router based lettering.
The motif on the case is from the pattern set.
I do not use the gear much any more as my LJ mate degoose can cut out letters faster than I can do the setup preparation for the upcoming work!
I think the last time it was used was when my son made his signs, and so the sets were was just lying about everywhere.
Now they are in a nice case and as fitting sign of respect dedicated to Mike.
-- Regards Robert