|Project by ghazard||posted 05-11-2009 at 10:52 AM||1479 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
My first box! A recipe box for my wife. Maple and Bloodwood. It was a bit of a long process…about 5 weeks…I only have a few hours at a time. Built for 4×6 cards with room to move. Stock was planed down from 7/8” to 1/2”. Lining the inside of the window with bloodwood came out pretty good actually and was a fun process. The lid fit up ok and laid flush for about a day…then warped significantly, then returned to only slightly warped. The front right edge does not lay flat. Suggestions on the lid? I didn’t mortise the hinges because I just wanted to get this one done. I’ll tackle better hinge installation on the next one. Finished with danish oil.
Question: I attached the lid before I applied the danish oil to the entire box…should I have done oil first? I was worried about having to message the lid to get a nice fit and figured I would want to do that without the finish on…
I also want to add a chain to the lid to keep it from going back all the way…just haven’t found a chain yet.
I learned some valuable lessons regarding tearout and the orientation of the grain during routing, applying an oil finish and got lots of experience squaring corners in the joints and window.
Critiques welcome…lay it on me!
Thanks for looking.
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