|Project by Russel||posted 01-21-2010 12:33 AM||1938 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
This particular box is my first attempt at building something small before I build it big. The plan is to make a full size trunk suitable for an ocean voyage. This fella is made of Ash and measures 13×8 x 7.5 … not necessarily a small box, but a small trunk. I think I got the proportions pretty close.
There were two real issues that required resolution. The first was simply finding hardware that was not so big that it overshadowed the trunk, yet not so small that it got lost. Obviously, I didn’t find any so I found some parts at Rockler that were close and relatively attractive. There’s plenty of hardware for full size trunks, or dollhouse size trunks, but this guy is somewhere in between. If anyone knows of a supplier, I’d like to hear about it.
The second issue was making the top. Finding the right angle to bevel each piece was a matter of trial and error. I ended up with each edge beveled at 5 degress and the boards fit pretty snug.
All in all, I think this was a profitable exercise and gave me the opportunity to learn a couple things before I build a full size trunk.
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