|Project by JoeinDE||posted 01-01-2010 07:41 PM||2045 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
I made these as Christmas presents for female family members. The left one is maple. The right front is poplar and redheart. The right back is purpleheart and monkeywood (I think). I bought a box and cut-offs and scraps from an on-line wood dealer and there were many different pieces from species with which I am not familiar. The design was following Scrappy’s project posted a few months back.
I used a similar jig to hold the small pieces for routing the box joints. Each individual link is 3/8” x 1 1/8” x 1” and the box joints were cut with a 3/8” straight bit. The shaping was done on an inverted belt sander clamped in my front vice. The finish on all three is wipe-on poly. The pins are 1” brads secured with gorilla glue. It ended up being a lot of work for some small projects, but it was worth it since all of the recipients really liked them.
-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools