|Project by ChicagoGlen||posted 11-24-2008 05:53 AM||1671 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
Just finished this box as a gift for the in-laws. Someone had given them this Motawi Tile a few years ago and it has been siting on their kitchen stove for a few years so as I was wrapping the garage shop up for the year I thought I would make a little present for them. The box is designed from a project in “WOOD” magazine back in November 2006. It is Quarter Sawn White oak and Red oak. (I was using scraps laying around.) I feel like I rushed the finish and left some errors but I am not that conscerned about it. This was my first box and I learned my table saw blade is out of square with the table because the miters were tough to get right. I ended up also adding a “Spline”, not sure if right term, to the mitered ends. I built a jig to hold the top verticle on the table saw and slice a slot out of each corner and inserted a glued piece to stregthen up the miters. This was also a first.
Fun project and now everything is cleaned, waxed, and covered until spring. Man I wish I had a heated shop that did not have to house my wife’s and my cars.