|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 11-17-2015 03:38 PM||820 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
How many shop(ping) days till Christmas? I made this pick case from a chunk of what I think is white oak. The chunk itself was originally the seat of a child’s chair. To make this I cut a long strip out of the piece of wood a little wider than I needed for the case. I did this on the Table saw. Then I cut a slice off to become the top. I then trimmed the the strip and the ‘bottom’ closer to size.
I stuck them together with double sided tape and cut the pick case out on the band saw. Keeping things stuck together, I fine tuned the shape on my belt sander. Then I drilled a 1/16th inch hole down through the top and into the body where I wanted to locate the pivot and the magnets to keep it closed.
After prying the lid off I used a Forstner bit to make the well inside the box for the picks. I drilled holes for the magnets and the pivot and sanded the mating parts of the top and bottom. After gluing in the magnets sanded again to remove any glue squeze-out.
The pivot is made from a 6-32 brass screw. I filed the slot off the head so that it looks much like a brass nail. The threads were also filed off just below the head to help avoid wear from the decades of use this box will get.
After a final sanding I hid the tiny hole in the lid, which I drilled to locate the magnets, with a cut off brass brad. Maybe it adds a little class to the box as well.
After painting the well black I finished the box, unassembled, with spray lacquer. When that was dry, I glued the pivot into its socket thus fixing the lid on. It was a simple project, but I think it looks good.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!