|Project by Jeff||posted 10-18-2007 07:47 AM||3113 views||8 times favorited||25 comments|
This is the other project I made as a gift to take to a co-worker when I was at the Portland office last week. The last photo shows it next to the box I made at the same time.
I had something completely different in my mind’s eye but was winging it… I like the way this came out though. I think I will play around with this lap joint variation I have going. The pins/dowels are 1/8” brass that I cut to 1” lengths and tapped in. The are intentionally left proud and the edges were deburred and left unpolished. The goal was for this to be less refined than the desk organizer but still illustrate some craftsmanship. I think I met that goal.
There is a 1/8” piece of hardboard as the bottom of the actual cavity about an 1” or so from the table top. This is so pens don’t disappear. It seats in dados cut on the router with a spiral bit. Shaping of the rounded corners was on the drill press with a small sanding drum. They were then touched up with 220 and I broke all the edges just a little at the same time too. The coolest part is that I used no glue and it is quite solid. Another reason to explore this joint in different types of boxes.
Approx. 3×3 x 5 1/2
Two coats Watco Danish Oil
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN