|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 11-03-2014 08:18 PM||2240 views||6 times favorited||32 comments|
...just woods and some glue. To paraphrase a song I was listening to from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, whilst I was making this box.
Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.
Dimensions – 115 mm square x 60 mm high. 3 to 9 mm thick walls . Layers of woods below, 1.5 mm thick. On a 6 mm plinth/inner.
Materials – Purpleheart, Padauk, English Yew , Pau Amarello, English Sycamore, Luan and Birch Ply.
Adhesives – PVA, CA
Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic
As you can see the wall thickness is least (3 mm) at the Purpleheart section and thickest at the outer, Sycamore, section. The last picture shows the layering, edge on. In order not to wasteexpensive woods I used 1.5 mm ply on all non-visible areas.
This one was not at all easy to mitre (with only contact on the Sycamore corners) and this shows in the appearence of some gaps. I hate gaps.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com