|Project by rwyoung||posted 08-07-2010 11:30 PM||3782 views||18 times favorited||9 comments|
Too hot to work on big projects so I puttered around and came up with this. Found the idea in a book and copied it down into my little notebook of “neat things to make”.
The four puzzle pieces are too wide and too tall to fit completely inside the box unless you arrange them just right. The pieces are quartersawn white oak veneer on plywood (hot hide glue and hammer veneered). The box is more quartersawn white oak with walnut splines.
The key is getting the puzzle pieces the right size and the inside the the box just the right size.
Too hot now to work on a lid but later tonight when it cools down again.
The finish on the box and pieces is shellac (amber), three coats sanded to 600. Then paste wax. Nice and slickerly feeling.
In the second picture, the puzzle piece on top of the box is bloodwood veneer on plywood. That is one of a second set of pieces I’m working on. The bloodwood looks great with shellac and wax.
p.s. Cooled down enough to make the lid. It has two extra layers so it fits the inside of the box and the very center layer prevents the lid from closing unless all the pieces are in the right place. The last picture illustrates what is NOT a solution to the puzzle. :)
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