|Project by drewpy||posted 09-04-2015 04:48 AM||1446 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
I love seeing BritBoxmaker’s small boxes and decided to make a small box of my own. It’s not as complex as his and I didn’t use the EZ miter technique but it’s a small box all the same.
It measures 3” x 3” x 3” (76mm) and is made from 3/8” (9.5mm) walnut and holly.
Before assembly, the inside walnut was finished using Minwax satin poly to add that deep tone. General Finishes water based polyurethane was used on the holly to keep it from getting that amber hue. Brown felt was adhered to the bottom and a router was used to create the inside of the lip. See picture 6.
I glued everything up, let it dry, and then routed the outside part out the lip. This was a little nerve racking even though I double and triple checked myself before the cut and even made a practice cut on a piece I had set aside. I also worried about glue squeeze out on the inside because I knew I wouldn’t be able to clean it up afterwards because the box is so small. I realized you would never really see it anyway. The white holly and walnut mix makes it look like a black hole when looking inside.
The outside finish is the same as the inside except for the final coat water based poly was used over the entire box. I have used this process before and have never had an issue.
There certainly are some defects and mistakes made, but I like how it turned out. I also learned a lot from making this little guy.
Thanks for looking.
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".