|Project by Russel||posted 01-14-2010 12:04 AM||6271 views||11 times favorited||25 comments|
Just a simple little box that was fun to make. A few pieces of African Mahogany and a slice of Walnut. I thought about making a sliding dovetail box like the WoodWhisperer demonstrated before Christmas, but I need more practice. So, I thought I would make the top rotate a bit. And, rather than move the whole top it seemed quaint to put a little cut in it.
That’s where the slice of Walnut comes in; the saw blade left a bit of a gap. Then the four corner plugs were to cover a bit of stupidity on my part. I clearly marked the side where I needed to drill for the dowel to allow the top to rotate. However, when I actually drilled the hole, I totally disregarded my mark. Thus, to cover the hole on the wrong side of the top, I drilled holes in the other three corners and plugged them. That wasn’t the plan, but worked out okay.
The box is 5 1/4 inches square and about 3 inches tall. The top doesn’t lock in any way, but it is ever so slightly deceptive. Relatively simple and kinda fun.
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