|Project by mls||posted 04-02-2010 05:02 AM||2562 views||14 times favorited||18 comments|
I saw a video on You Tube of a box similar to this one. I must have watched the video a hundred times before I felt that I could design something that worked like it did. The video gave no dimensions or details so I can’t be certain that this one is designed exactly like the one in the video. But, in any case, this one works well. It is made of red oak, walnut and purple heart. If you turn the walnut layer, the top layer will fan out to expose the small purple heart and walnut cap. Remove the cap to expose a small compartment underneith. Once the cap is removed, turn the walnut layer in the opposite direction to close the fan. With the cap removed, it will fan closed further than it will with the cap in place. Once the top is fanned closed, the top will slide and lift to remove it. There is another storage compartment under the full top. The pictures are basically in order of operation. The box is finished with danish oil. There are alot of tedious small sliding parts in the mechanism of this box. I am not real pleased with the design because several parts must be glued together with sliding moving parts and can’t be disassembled. But it was just a low-budget mechanical wood project that I wanted to try.
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