|Project by rjb37||posted 01-31-2015 02:23 PM||796 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this box and the router plane box at the same time. My four square of this one wasn’t perfect but I managed to get box together and it’s square. I was able to plane and fair any minor differences out.
This box is going to daughter #1. I added a cherry flower on the lid that I bought from Lee Valley. I don’t know how to carve but it is on the bucket list.
This box and the router plane box were made the same way. Hand planed the stock to dimension, sawed and chopped the dovetails, made a groove for the lid, planed an astragal on the lid, chiseled a finger grab, and glued a 1/4” piece of plywood to the bottom. Finished both on the outside only, with a bazillion coats of shellac. I made a cherry molding to conceal the plywood edge at the bottom with a beading plane on this box to match the flower. On the router plane box I made the same molding but in pine.
This box won’t be getting a clunky keeper.
-- accidental woodworker