Cheta's Box - Another thin box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 07-24-2010 01:29 PM 1783 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 6th box of the 7 rush boxes.

The box is small and lightweight. Another challenge in using kamagong very thin slat (3 mm thick) used as the front and back sides. The top and bottom is also thin (4 mm thick) and framed with pinkies mahogany. Though the wood used where cut-off and recycled, the quality and strength is still in it. The technique I used in joinery is same with Megan’s and Janna’s boxes where a special handcut dovetail joint was made. The left and right sides were all thick and strong BALAYONG (same quality of NARRA but a bit harder) The bottom is attached to the sides by routing a groove at exact fit. I have made several passes using a 3 mm straight bit. (See photo 6) The hinges are special but quite big. I have to file the protruding screw.

I already posted this but without finish. The plan is to use poly.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 03:34 AM

Looks like you used lots of different woodworking skills to make this box. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 04:56 AM

Very nice, You should be proud of them. Great looking boxes for a great reason.

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