|Project by CNCSteve||posted 02-28-2010 04:36 PM||1229 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My cousin requested that I would create a card box for there wedding reception, something simple out of wood for people to put cards in. Any other man would have done as he was told but not me, I had to come with something way overly elaborate. I have a hard time creating something on a piece of paper, so I put a 4 sided box together out of scrap melamine, the size I needed and then started to scratch and scribble on the box til I had a design. The legs where thick enough 8/4 would work and I didnt want two pieces of the same species making a seam, thats why I used the walnut strip in the legs. Being I was at the end of my tech school experience, I had to give the box some flair using a little techno magic. The inlayed letters and slot I cut on the CNC and I also made a template for the top shape. The box its self was through dovetailed on my Porter Cable jig, the legs were joined with mortise and tenon-Steel City mortiser and tablesaw, and the stretchers were sliding dovetails done with a router table.
-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.