|Project by PeteMoss||posted 01-26-2010 09:53 PM||2019 views||11 times favorited||14 comments|
Here is a simple walnut box that I made for my wife for Christmas this year.
On every project, I try to do something new or try to get better at something. On this box I tried a technique that I saw in a magazine article on resawing your lumber, flipping the pieces inside out, then making your miter cuts. This causes the grain to basically wrap all the way around the box. Technically it wraps around two of the corners and the other two are bookmatched, but same difference I guess.
I actually had some 8/4 walnut left over from my coffee table project and I was able to resaw four full boxes out of the one piece. I got bored with it though and still have three sitting on a shelf waiting for final sanding and finishing, maybe for next Christmas.
The keys are hard maple, cut on a new boat/sled for my router table. This was also the first project where I got to use my new Veritas medium shoulder plane. I used it to clean up the rabbets from my dado blade around the lid edges.The whole thing was finished with a few coats of Arm’R’Seal (however you spell it) and wax.
-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss