|Project by BertFlores58||posted 01-27-2016 07:22 AM||1032 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A simple box that is based on an old constructed box called escabaña … a Spanish term that pertains to a box with a sliding lid cover. They look simple but it is so strong because of the joint using a rabbets and also a T & G for the bottom. The original I have at home had a blind dovetail joints for the sides however it 1/2 inch thick.
It is made from Narra parquet 2×6 inch recycled and glued together in two pieces for the sides and 3 pcs 2X6 Narra glued together for the bottom and the lid. The dimension becomes 4×4 x 6 inches with 3/8 thick.
The target is to make 12 boxes. Actually, the first time I made this type of box, I made 15 boxes and they were distributed to different persons as a gift. The one featured above is the second batch…. 11 boxes. Plus 10 pieces more being done in my shop. I like to post how I do it because this is a repeated task and it is quite my mastery. Also there are jigs that I have used…. No machine are involve but handmade. Sawing and planning including the groove were all done manually.
I finished 11 pieces + 1 from previous batch ... this is enough for my reserve purpose.
Believe me, most of my friends want to buy this but they are not for sale….. I could wait… if they wait.