|Project by Durnik150||posted 1743 days ago||1465 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
OK. There really isn’t any puzzle to opening this box. I had a friend who wanted a box to store a deck of collectible cards for him. This was my first try. It turned out to be too narrow for the cards in question but was a fun experiment. The center is empty to hold whatever you can fit past the narrow puzzle ends. It is open on both ends when the ends are removed.
I had a hunk of Padauk that I wanted to use. The first step was to make the puzzle ends. I used the band saw for that. Then I cut off the front and back of the body. The tricky part was cutting out the center of the piece that was left while leaving the ends intact enough to still act as the mating sides for the puzzle ends.
I have made several puzzle hearts using sliding puzzle pieces and this was somewhat of an extension from that. I’ll make a new heart and post it here on LJs in the near future.
The Padauk was finished with gloss polyurethane after a coat of natural stain. The box is about 7” wide 1 1/2” tall and 3” deep.
Thanks for taking a look.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO