|Project by Don||posted 12-19-2006 08:33 AM||3326 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
I tried this one with two features new to me; veneering and a wooden hinge. I used scrap to make the jewelery box left over from previous work – that’s one of the reasons I like making small boxes.
The lid of this box is Burl Myrtle on the top and Plain Huon Pine on the underside. Both comes from Tasmania. I laminated these to a 3mm MDF core. I’m not sure what the other timber is, but I think it is Jarrah, readily available here in Australia. The blond accent pieces are a mix of American Maple and Vic Ash. It’s hard to distinguish between the two.
I cut the box-joint on an adjustable jig that I made.
As well, I used this jig to make the wooden hinges. The box-joint was cut on a table-mounted router using a 1/2” router bit, and the hinge using a 1/4” router bit. The axle is a brass pin, and exposed pine dowels help secure the hinge to the body of the box. The finish is shellac with a hardener.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/