|Project by rockmolsen||posted 05-09-2015 10:25 PM||558 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Had this piece of Mango Wood laying around for awhile. Been wanting to perfect the process of turning the lidded boxes. Its about 4” tall and 2.5” wide. I did a recess in the lid for piece of copper.
Take the square blank and round it over. Create a tenon on each side. Decide on the lid/bottom dimensions and part-off the lid. Chuck up the lid and create the recess for the lid and round out the inside. Sand and finish the inside. Chuck up the base, and carefully cut the lip for the lid, very little at a time and test the firt with the lid you created. Now you can begin hollowing out the box. Sand and finish the inside.
I wet a paper towel and insert that between the lid and based for a real tight fit, then trim base and top to same dimensions. Carefully remove tenon from lid and sand and finish the rest together. I then take the bottom and either chuck it into a 4 way chuck or some sort of jam chuck to remove the base tenon and finish the bottom.
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.