|Project by jpw1995||posted 08-31-2007 05:14 AM||2399 views||9 times favorited||22 comments|
I made this as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom this year. I found the plan in an old issue of WOOD Magazine. Most of the box is mahogany, but the frame of the base is birds eye maple. The inside rails and the handle are regular maple. The handle was one of the first things I cut with my Rigid bandsaw. The finish is Danish oil and laquer hand rubbed to a nice sheen. My favorite part of this project is the maple splines at the corners. I made a spline jig very similar to Don's spline jig and trimmed them with a flush cutting saw using a playing card as a spacer to keep from damaging the mahogany. It only took a few minutes to sand them flush at that point. My mother loves the small sliding box inside as well as the false bottom where she can hide her “good stuff”. This was my first attempt at a small box, and I think I may be hooked. I can’t wait to try another one.
-- JP, Louisville, KY