|Project by PhillipsTed||posted 09-28-2015 12:03 AM||1138 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
Got the idea for building a router jig to produce the “wave” pattern on panels from a recent woodworking magazine. Pretty cool little jig, and I ended up using a bowl bottom bit to produce wave-like crests on the panel. Once I had the panel, I decided to make it into a keepsake box with a sliding lid.
I made the box out of half-inch cherry, dovetailed at the corners. I used quarter inch hardboard for the bottom since I wanted to line the box with burgundy glove-leather. I added a couple of pieces of bloodwood as breadboard ends on the wave-routed top as an accent, and hand-cut the wave pattern on these pieces. I hand cut all the grooves on the box with my new LN router plane, and hand cut the dovetails as well.
I finished the box (before gluing in the leather lining with wood glue) with watco danish oil natural and topped it off with a buffing of Ren Wax.
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