|Project by SenecaWoodArt||posted 06-15-2015 11:05 PM||1555 views||1 time favorited||22 comments|
I have been studying the blogs for box building from several of the different Lumberjockers and I decided that I would like to try my hand at one of Andy’s Art Boxes. The instructions were excellent and I absorbed each and everyone one of them. However, the one I got the most use from was his reference to the Moaning Stool. I spent several hours sitting on it. The one piece of advice that he gave and I definitely followed was to build a practice box and not use the expensive wood. I am on my third practice box now. Hence the use of the Moaning Stool. The first two were my fault. The third, I only take half of the blame for as the bearing on the rabbit bit came off while I was routing the inside of the box. Another LJ, sorry I don’t remember who, said that a craftsman covers up his mistakes and makes them look like he did them on purpose. That is what I did on this one. I took a page from Boxguy’s blog and added a glued on top. I also employed Boxguy’s finger lift. I am in the process of rescuing the second box, but I am having to invent that save on my own. We shall see how that one turns out.
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration and useful information. Especially Andy and Boxguy. This box is made from walnut and cypress. Originally I had planned to have a walnut base and walnut top with some type of medallion in the top. After the router bit failure, I cut off the damaged part and added a solid walnut top. Dimensions are 11 ½”L x 7 ¾”W x 4 ½”D. I plan to add trays in the future, but I am going to take a break from the shop and visit my son and his family along with some other areas of the west.