|Project by Timbo78||posted 11-23-2015 03:25 PM||1231 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
This a keepsake box I found on Canadianwoodworking.com and made for my wife. Purpleheart and Bird’s Eye Maple. I was attracted to it because of the corner joinery (when viewed from above). I had never seen it before and thought it was neat looking. It was definitely a bit of a pain to glue up, and I didn’t help my cause by forgetting to wipe off the excess glue in the corners. The hinges are barrel hinges- things I will most likely never use again. Again, I made things more difficult on myself by freehanding the holes for the barrels. I don’t like the way it opens. The top is slightly off on the horizontal axis which is just cosmetic, but is aligned on the vertical axis, yet the pieces rub and push away from each other when the lid is opened. I’m not sure why. I’m also not a huge fan of the design for the bottom. I made a small error by not mitering the cleats under the bottom, so there are small gaps in the corners, which you can see in the upper right corner of the second picture. I can obviously fix that by adding some tiny mitered pieces to the ends of the cleats, but the way it’s designed will still leave gaps in the bottom, only there will be a cleat below instead of the open gap I have now. Not sure its worth the trouble. Despite those few things, I’m pretty pleased with it and the wife loves it. So though it won’t be winning any awards or impressing fellow woodworkers, it’s a success in the Timbo household. Thanks for looking.