|Project by NoSlivers||posted 12-23-2009 04:03 AM||3252 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
To give credit where it’s due, I found this project in American Woodworker some time ago, titled “Cube in a Cube”. There is a video of this as well. The instructions for the project are very clear.
I wanted to make one of these for my father. As I was growing up, he always insisted that I should stop trying to put a square peg in a round hole. (this continues to lead to woodworking frustration for me), but now I have the chance to place tongue firmly in cheek and hand this to him at Christmas. Consistent with my habits, I tried this out on this pine first, to learn the process, and here it is after wiping down with BLO. It was all one block (3 1/4 by 3 1/4) and carefully drill down the center of each side with a 2” forstner bit. The center block will be revealed as each side is drilled to about 1” depth. Just a bit of advice for anyone wanting to try this… look up the project on American Woodworker website, or watch the video… failing in that, drill the endgrain sides first.
This is not a puzzle, though most anyone picking this up will assume that it is (much to the woodworker’s amusement). The center block cannot be removed without of damaging one of the pieces.
-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?