|Project by robscastle||posted 06-09-2016 03:17 AM||992 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
These boxes started off life as a Hoop Pine T and G flooring we were doing in a revovation of a Traditional Queenslander. A lot of the fine detail work was done with the owners Worx 424 compact saw.
I wa so impressed with the saw I tried to buy one but there was no stock in my area.
The flooring off cuts were collected and recycled into two Worx 424 Compact Saw boxes.
One mine and one for the home owner.
The owner surprised me with a gift of a W424 saw so I decided to return the favour and make a box for his as well.
Some of the rot section insert repairs we did with his saw
Rip the Tongues off completely and rip only half the Grooves off, and dress the timber.
For the box frame I used recessed butt joints
For the lid I used miter lap joints
The Camphor Laurel inserts were simply a rebate and the insert sanded to bit a nice fit, I wanted to see if I could actually sand them to get a near perfect fit, almost achieved in on the second P2 Lid!
Some Titebond III and a battery and they were in.
In the process of making the lid frame joints I inadvertently cut one of the frame pieces up by mistake.
As I had limited material I had to Join the P1 lid.
I should have positioned the defect at the back but didn’t think at the time, Oh for some wisdom!!
The two boxes were identified as P1 and P2 during construction simply to ensure parts were not interchanged and any dimensional differences caused problems at glue up
I used a veining bit for the edge detail and a roundover bit on the edges.
The usual hardware was used apart from the lid support I initially used some chain but it was too fragile for the job so some SS wire and two electrical connectors were used.
The bases are sections of MDF fitted into the existing Flooring groove, hey it was there already!
Sanded to 320 grit and spray can clear finish was used.
the lid inserts were drum sanded to match the lid frames.
P1 in service
-- Regards Robert