|Project by Glenn||posted 11-02-2009 04:29 AM||2705 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Sides are white oak, top and miter keys are walnut, bottom is 1/4” luan ply. Finished with Danish Oil.
Going through Doug Stowe’s book, Basic Box Making, and this is the first box in the book and the first box I’ve ever made. As might be expected, it turned out NOTHING like it was supposed to. Let me just say that mitering corners isn’t as simple as you might expect. That’s why the box turned out with slightly different dimensions than planned. Additionally, the top and miter keys were supposed to be darker, but I think my walnut piece (I bought a short) was sapwood instead of darker heartwood. If the box had turned out as planned, the top would overhang the bottom by about 1/2” also. See his book for a picture. Anyway, gave box #1 to my wife and have already started on #2. The book, by the way, is excellent, and I would recommend it.
-- Glenn, Arkansas