|Project by DanielP||posted 04-14-2016 07:18 PM||969 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
9 1/2” x 6 1/4” x 3 1/2”
My first time doing a mortice and tenon joint. It worked pretty well, for the first time. Used my inexpensive Skil router and table, setting up blocks to make accurate cuts. Cut halfway through on inside then came back on outside for the through tenon holes 3/16” by 3/8”. I then drilled relief holes and made cuts for the wedges and made the little wedges. It went much easier than I thought it would. I used the speed cut method in Fine Woodworking for roughing out the tenons.
My drill press has pretty much worn out and won’t cut a straight hole worth a darn. So I went out and bought a 3/16” x 3/4” cut lgth spiral up cut router bit and used it to drill the holes in the lid. I again set up wood blocks as support and guides and slid the lid down over the bit. It worked perfect!
I used contact cement to apply leather to both the top and bottom of the bottom. For adhesive to put the box together I used T88 structural epoxy so this box will be together for a long time!
Thanks for looking.
-- --- Dan