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Project by RoadHogg posted 12-22-2014 07:03 PM 745 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this gift box for my sister-in-law this year for Christmas. I neglected to take any good pictures before boxing it up so this is the best I have. It was made from plans from Wood magazine and I think there are other examples on LJ’s. One bit of trivia is, last summer she gave me an old and abused Stanley #6 plane. I cleaned it up a little and sharpened the iron. For packing in the box, I shaved off some white oak, using the old #6. The box is maple, with a nice bird’s eye figure on the top, padauk ends with birch dowels. The bottom is baltic birch plywood. The finish is simply clear spray lacquer. It was interesting making the curves while not owning a bandsaw.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, ReadWatchDo.com





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Mark Kornell

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 05:44 AM

Looks good, love the birdseye.

So how did you do the curves?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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RoadHogg

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 03:33 PM

Hi Mark. For the curve on the handle, I assembled the handle with the supports then drew an arc on the assembly and then freehanded the curve on my 10” disc sander. I did the lid the same way. You have to take it slow because maple burns easily on an aggressive sander.

The ends of the box are a bit big for the sander. After assembling the box, I laid it down on the table saw and cut three or four decreasing angles on the end. Then I just used the random orbit sander with a 60 grit pad to smooth out the curve.

I’m hoping to see a bandsaw under the tree this year!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, ReadWatchDo.com

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