|Project by edwood1975||posted 09-28-2015 09:53 PM||759 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I have meaning to make both sons some keepsake boxes and I was a little tired from doing big projects I thought it would be a nice and small project to do.
1. 1×6 pine board 6’
1. 1×10 pine board 6’
1. 3/4” x 3/4” oak square dowel 4’
4. 90° Stop Hinges
I cut the sides to my dimensions ( 1×6x6) and cut 2 pieces of oak dowel, place 2 holes on each face to was going to be abutted to another piece ( be carful so as to space the holes so they don’t bump into each other on each face) and screw them to the front and back of the sides. ( Repeat this step again for the right side)
A fix the front and back pieces ( 1×6x8”) to the sides creating a frame. I placed hole plugs to each hole there was a hole at.
Creat the base (1×10x 12”) router the base on each side accept the back with a round over bit.
Place the box assembly onto the base leaving a 1/2” space around the box and edges of the base, I traced a line around the outside and inside perimeters of the box so as that I knew where drill by holes to secure the box to the vase, I countersunked the holes and after placing the screws I placed more hole plugs with glue and sanded flush.
Create the lid making all sides flush with the box and again I routered all edges accept the back with my round over bit I drilled pilot holes for the hasp and hinges ( these hinges are great they stop the lid from folding all the back, I like the bright brass finish off them.
Finishing I used 2 different finishes polyurethane on one box and beeswax on the other ..
Hope you like