|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 10-28-2015 05:37 PM||1144 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Christmas is coming and this is yet another gift. this one is destined for my sister. I decided to try yet another kind of lid so this one has a sliding lid instead of the hinged one’s I’ve been making. If there’s a wrong way to make a sliding lid box, I think I found it. I’m not saying it was hard, or that it doesn’t work, but it’s a very fiddly business! The lid is tapered on the edges to fit in a kerf in the walnut edging. I added a pair of rare-earth magnets to hold the lid shut plus a brass stud to mark which end to pull to open the lid.
My mitered corners look a bit better this time around. Let’s just say my boxes have ‘rustic charm’ shall we?
Wood used is Spalted elm and walnut. I finished it with several wipe on/off coats of polyurethane. The box is about 5×3x2 inches.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!