|Project by dustbunny||posted 01-12-2010 01:49 AM||2570 views||6 times favorited||31 comments|
Special Thanks to Andy who did an awesome blog on the art box.
I read it over and over at least 100 times.
This box was actually a practice box just to try it out, I have a ton of white oak so I didn’t care if it turned into firewood. The medallion and splines are bloodwood. I did get to try out a few new skills; splines for which I built a jig, hinges, and using a grinder to sand down the lid (dust storm !! ). I now own a corner chisel for the hinges, I did these by hand but no longer need to.
I didn’t take heed to Andy’s warning about not grinding too much over the hinges and the dowels in the handle, the very tips of the screws poked through the lid, and a fraction spot of dowel is visible on the handle. I ground the screw tips down and filled the pinholes with dust; fixed. I left the handle as is.
I also had a bit of trouble routing the recess for the medallion. I had trouble holding the router because it is heavy for me. I ended up with a small gap on the front and back of the medallion which sawdust didn’t fix and is visible. I tried to hide it in the pictures but I have to confess, it is not pretty.
I am planning for my next box, I have orders for five cutting boards first.
This box is for my oldest daughter, she will love it even with the mistakes. (She needs glasses) LOL
Thank You Andy !! : )
-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com