|Project by MadMark||posted 04-20-2016 05:13 AM||986 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Friend of mine just got a nice Colt 1911 and I made this storage box today (about an hour from raw roughcut 1×6 x 18 to final glue up).
The wood is varagated cherry cutoff – the warp started with the sapwood. It was planed smooth (but not super flat) and the divided in two, one wide (5-1/2”) end for the top & bottom and two narrow (2”) rips from the other half.
The slabs were resawn to 5/16” from each side and then sanded to remove any bumps.
The box outer dims are 8-1/2” x 5-3/4” x 2”
The end slot is cut 1/32” narrower the the side slots. The top is sloped on the underside so it rides up on the end dado and jams sufficiently to hold the top in place.
The ‘burn mark on the top of the end is not a burn mark, rather it is a spot of natural coloration.
I only exposed one bead from my triple bead bit to cut the bottom detail. It gives the box a little elevation.
The box as shown is unfinished, my friend does his own finishing.
-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com