|Project by kiefer||posted 02-15-2015 11:28 PM||2767 views||17 times favorited||28 comments|
Made this box from a piece of rough sawn tamarack that was all twisted and had only small areas of knot free sections but was nicely suited for this box .
I like building rustic items but find it hard to come up with the right look and combination of design features and this one was no exception.
After deciding to use the tamarack I figured a large box joint would work for this but rather than cutting it by hand I quickly made a jig that attaches to my table saw sled and that worked out well and saved a lot of time .
The inward slope of the top lends itself well to the centre hinged lids giving it good acess to both sides .
The frame and panel lids originally were supposed to be a raised panel wood design but I run short on lumber so I opted for leather that I fitted with a backing made from plywood giving it a raised panel look .
The lid frames are lightly carved with my rotary tool and carbide burr just to add a little accent around the leather panels .
I added walnut pegs to further anhance the joints and hinge boss for the simple wooden hinge which is a 1/4” dowel and works quite nice .
The box is finished with Watco walnut oil and has the sheen just right for this .
Size is about 14”x4 1/4”x 7 1/2”
Thanks for taking a look and comments good or not alway welcome .