|Project by degoose||posted 01-07-2010 12:59 AM||1772 views||4 times favorited||24 comments|
Finally finished… this was for Xmas ?
I did not make this box by myself.. it was a collaboration with a good friend and Master Box Maker Col…. he was the one who first encouraged me to try wood working and then he stopped for a number of years and then we met up again and I rekindled his passion for woodworking ….Now he is passing on his skill in boxmaking to me.. and I sand his cutting boards on my drum sander.. good symbiotic relationship… with Ken [LJ Kenscraft] we are the three amigos. lol….
I am posting this because the design is not one I have seen before [correct me if I am wrong] and I would like you to see what Col can do..I am very proud to have helped on this one.
This box is made from English Silky Oak… probably around 100 years old..
The lid pivots on dowel pins and does not require any stays to remain open… Lined with Felt glued in with PVA..
The lid has a soft close due to the snug fit… and the air pressure inside the box… makes a slight shoosshh sound when closing… very cool.
I did however do the finishing work. 6 coats of wipe on poly…[Minwax]
Please let me know what you think of my mate Col’s box.
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