|Project by KnickKnack||posted 05-11-2015 04:14 PM||2041 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
I dedicate this project to Triumph1, the freedom expressed in whose work has always been an inspiration to me.
What can I say.
The idea originated from the very simple “3 level” feet at the side, but I’ve still (will it never end?) got this thing going about things being confusing, and handles not being handles, and boxes looking like they’re sealed.
It took me several weeks of “space staring” to work out the very simple way of hiding the hinges and the single bar across the top to “lock” it – you can, in fact, life it up and it doesn’t open. But, as you can see in the pictures, if you hing the correct side open a little you can, indeed, open the box.
To avoid injury I have set myself the following rule, which I stick to – ”If you make a mistake, you stop for that session”. Well, there were days, a lot of them, when I got about 5 minutes work done before, bam, mistake, and I had to stop.
There’s a level of precision in here that’s pretty unusual for me – I spend a lot of time on my projects thinking “what if…?”, and planning such that if, for example, I cut something too long, it doesn’t matter. But the dowels for the hinges had to be right, the width of the box had to be right, the slots in the horizontal legs (can a leg be horizontal?) on which the box sits had to be right.
Quite amazingly it all came out OK in the end.
For those interested in such things, some construction pictures follow…
You see there’s no veneer on here yet – normally I’d have liked to do it first, but I had to stretch the veneer to make it fit anyway (mistake – measured the veneer wrongly in the first place)
After several days thinking about how I was actually going to construct it, I decided to put on those horizontal feet first.
Fumed oak, ash, beech, jatobá, lacewood veneer.
The box bit is 220mm long, 120mm high, 110mm
Linseed oil finish.
-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."