|Project by JoeMags||posted 05-29-2010 08:59 AM||1705 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this box as a gift for a friend specifically to store this bottle opener on his bar. The opener has a lot of “history” and sentimental meaning between him and I. Over the course of twenty two years it has gone back and forth between us. About two years ago I moved out of state so it now lives with him and I have visitation rights :-) This is my third box and my first attempt at corner splines. It was also my first use of a mortised hinge. If I had a nickel for every test cut I made at the mini-shaper before I committed to the actual project on that one…. The interior padded cushions are covered in a soft green ultra suede. Something you can’t see is that under the base cushion I installed a 3/8” thick piece of cold rolled steel to weight the box down. I also have four friction discs on the bottom so combined with the weight this baby doesn’t move or tilt when you open the lid.
The wood is Cherry with Walnut splines and the finish is two coats of spay on semi-gloss poly with a steel wool rub down between coats.
Anyway, all comments or critiques are welcomed and thanks for looking.