|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-07-2014 07:40 PM||2318 views||12 times favorited||39 comments|
This is a Christmas gift that I just finished. It is made from figured cherry with walnut and maple splines. The maple being longer to provide support for the tray. It has redwood burl veneer on the top and bottom surfaces of the top’s insert. The bottom of the box and tray are done in brown leather. The hinges, handle and latch pin and bushing are solid brass.
The tray has a false bottom that is held in with 4- 10mm rare earth magnets. The handles are integral with the sides.
The “peanut”(which was turned on 3 centers) holding the pins for the false bottom removal is made from spalted beech wood. The pins are 5/64” allen wrenches because plain steel pins would bend easily. The false bottom is milled for dollar bill storage.
I was going to put dividers in the tray, but not knowing the size of all that could be stored there, I opted to leave them out
The last shot is the typical method for pulling the four pieces together the for gluing.
Klaus, I have been meaning to make some of your corner clamps and could have used them on this project, but the bungee cord had to do!!
I t is 5 5/8” high, 6” deep and 13” wide and finishes with clear matte spray.
Merry Christmas to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....................cheers, Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!