|Project by blockhead||posted 05-05-2009 09:38 PM||1405 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I just finished this box last week. I really wasn’t sure where I was going with this when I started it, but this is where it wound up. This is my second box that I’ve done. My first box I did about nine years ago. The top is some oak scrap 1x and the box is scrap oak ply I had left from my router table project. I used oak plugs for decoration and used a 1/4” core bit for the grooves in the top and side trim. I used a biscuit joiner (first time) for the top and miter joints.
The handle was quite a challenge with it being so small and trying to router it on the table, but my old table saw miter sled worked sufficiently. I lined the bottom with black vinyl. The small holes in the top of the box portion are for the “feet” of the top. I used my plug cutter to cut 4 plugs from a piece of teflon board which fit into the holes and keep the lid in place. The finish is walnut, with the lighter color being the natural oak color and a few coats of poly. Any comments and/or suggestions are appreciated.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.