|Project by WoodScrap||posted 08-24-2009 02:40 AM||4017 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
So, I thought I would start early this year on Xmas gifts and just completed my first one. This is a poker chip box I made for my son. It holds 500 chips (I had these custom made with his name on them) and a couple decks of cards. The box is made from salted maple with a walnut trim. I used two pieces of maple to form the face/sides/back but tried to find pieces which were complimentary in grain structure. Look closely (no one but woodworkers would notice) and you will see I wrapped the grain around the box and positioned joints where they were less visible where possible (at the drawer front cutout). The poker chip channels were routed in hard maple using a 1 5/8” diameter cove bit. It has a false bottom which can be accessed using a magnet, so he can hide all his winnings :) . The design is from Brad Becker and was featured in the April 2006 edition of Woodworker’s Journal. As with all my projects I took some artistic liberty and added my own personal touches. The box is approximately 10” x 14” x 7.5” and when complete and with chips probably weighs good 25 pounds.
Fun Project! One down 5 to go…....
-- Rick -Tulsa