|Project by wyeth||posted 1259 days ago||4110 views||17 times favorited||11 comments|
Mark of Wood Whisperer fame suggested some Christmas boxes based on sliding dovetail lids and cavities routed out of solid wood. I have adapted his idea to a series of small boxes for my 3 sons’ partners and my daughter and also one for my partners birthday. This is a general view of the first 3 I made. They are from solid old hardwood bearers from demolisher houses that may be nearly a century old. I bored out then routed the holes and for the tops used softer woods and had a go at carving for the first time using not very ideal tools and not very suitable woods. I am going to put up a series of postings of each box to give a better idea of the details. I had a first try at letter carving as well to identify the owners. The boxes are sort of secret locked with one of the corner triangles lifting out. It is amazing how difficult people find it trying to work out how they open on on first attempt.
-- David Australia