|Project by woodreamer||posted 10-01-2016 09:29 PM||1018 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
The box measures 6.5’’ x 3.5” (165×90mm). This is my first use of barrel hinges (5mm) which was the tricky part. I expected the lid to stay open at 90 degrees, but it didn’t quite make it. At least the lid still stays open without being propped up. Its interesting, since I followed the manufacturer’s recommendations and bevelled the back edges 45 degrees. It will need more work to tweak it for the next box.
I was pleased with the contrast of the purple heart lid and maple body. I wanted to use purple heart for the bottom but ran out so, I used walnut as the other darker wood I had. The First nations sun design, cut on the scroll saw was applied before I put on the finish (Minwax Polyrub) , thinking the glue might not take as well, but it made things more difficult applying an even finish. I’ll reconsider doing the application after the finish is done
The wood for the sun design was 1/8 ” (3mm) curly maple and maple veneer was used to line the lid and bottom.
Thanks for looking.
-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702