|Project by kiefer||posted 11-26-2015 02:15 AM||1560 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
Our wood workers guild is doing presents for the less fortunate and mostly toys and I thought a few boxes would be nice also and this is my first contribution .
I plan on making a few more in different designs to be suitable for boys or girls .
This box is made from locally grown maple donated by a tree service company and walnut from some flooring samples and the top is some nicely figured sapele veneer on a plywood core . The interior is lined with a red velvet cloth sewn to a cardboard backing and I used leather hinges on this one with a brass ball chain as a lid stop . Finished with bees wax and oil mixture and polished to a light sheen.The overall size is 10” X 6 3/4” X 4” .
Instead of mitering the corners I used a corner post with splines which makes assembly less time consuming and also stronger and using the box clamp I designed made clamping the assembly very easy.
The pyramid pattern is cut with my new jig http://lumberjocks.com/projects/198906 and I also did a post on the leather hinges some time ago http://lumberjocks.com/projects/88187 but on this box I used a rectangular shape which is super easy as all I have to do is chisel out some pyramids and glue in the leather and cover it with walnut.
The leather hinge has proven itself very durable and I figure if Rolls Royce has used them for engine mounts they should last a long time .
Questions and comments always welcome .