|Project by DanielP||posted 08-24-2016 01:51 AM||675 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
10 1/2” x 6 5/8” x 4 1/4”
My neighbor saw a box I had made and told me he wanted one just like it but, made with oak. The carcass is from one piece of wood. There was a pretty even border between the white and brown wood so I used it as the lid cut off point. Below is the procedure I use for preparing the lid body joint.
I get the large sheets of 120 grit sandpaper (12” x 18”) from Home Depot rental department. They have adhesive backs so I stick them to a piece of lexan then clamp that to a work table. This makes a flat surface. So then, after cutting the lid off the box, there is almost always some unevenness, sometimes quite a bit, like this time. I have found that by carefully, slowly, using two hands and sliding the top or bottom, whichever you’re working on, in one direction across the sandpaper, coming to a complete stop without lifting, then lifting straight up moving back to start, placing it straight down, stop, then begin slide again, you can achieve a completely flat surface. Turn piece around after every few slides. This is how I did this box and the lid is on very flat and square.
I have developed a new technique for making the hinges which I will detail in my next project post. These hinges are 3/8” thick. The bottom is bubinga. The removable tray is walnut and is sectioned off to hold tea bags.
-- --- Dan