|Project by palaswood||posted 10-27-2014 05:31 PM||2478 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
This here is my main contribution to the 2014 Box Swap and it went to Clieb91. I also made another little box that went to his little girl, but I’ll post that as another project.
All materials in this box are reclaimed or salvaged. The box is made of black walnut and poplar, finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. The lid was resawed by hand (Disston) & jointed with the hand planes (Stanley) then glued up.
The dadoes were done in a few cuts with the just the blade on the table saw. The miters on the chop saw. Bottom of the box is also reclaimed 1/4” poplar.
The copper accents are a new twist for me. I cut them to shape with my snips and then used a ballpeen hammer to pound a nice texture into the copper while in the vise. I then marked and drilled holes, epoxied them onto the box & epoxied in thick copper wire. Then I peened the copper wire & polished it all up.
Hinges are brass and mortised in. Box is lined with suede to give it that great leather smell.
FIRSTS: First full size box (about 10×5 but never actually measured it), First mortised hinges, first time using copper accents, first time using walnut as the main wood in flat work (OMG its awesome).
I learned a ton and had a great time building it.
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram