|Project by Combo Prof||posted 04-11-2015 03:15 PM||1082 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This box made of Honey lucust and Walnut with an Oak plywood panel bottom is 4.375” x 7” x 11.25”. So (Width)/(Height) ~ (Length)/(Width) ~ the golden ratio (approximately). Thus the sides of each of the 9 sections are also in golden ratio proportion. A channel or pocket is necessary under the chain and I wanted the box to look balanced, so made a 1/4” channel around the divided insert. This I suppose is the new design feature this project highlights. The Box was built and finished in 3-4 days for silent auction at our chapter trout unlimited banquet tonight. Besides the charity I was also motivated to build this because the banquet chair is the fishing partner who sold me many of the better hand planes that formerly belong to his uncle. I was in hurry so I did use power tools, but the box was smoothed with planes and cabinet scrapers and the hinges were mortised by tennon saw, chisel and knife. Boxguy gave me some useful instruction concerning the chain.
(I was formerly the LJ known as Comboprof with no-space between Combo and prof.)
-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)