|Project by Jesse||posted 09-17-2010 08:15 AM||1406 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
It’s been a little while since my first project post and i wanted to update what I’ve been working on as I slowly try to progress down the road of wood working. This is not really my first “attempt” at a box, but it is the first time I have been able to assemble anything resembling a box :D I made an attempt at making a few boxes by ‘eyeballing’ it with miserable results. So I purchased the plans for this box from my relatively local woodcraft store. I will admit that the plans gave me the information I needed to get me over the hump, but I was somewhat disappointed by the the plans in general. The very first step ( which was literally about 10 steps written in a huge run-on sentence) was inaccurate. The cutting list showed the dimensions for the ends as the dimensions for the sides and vice versa. Obviously, you still end up with the right pieces, but as a newbie I pony up the cash for something to walk me through my first projects and was disheartened with the inaccuracies.
This box is made from the white oak stained darker then I had planned. The top panel is cherry that i stained red that I’m actually pretty fond of. Keys are walnut. I haven’t decided yet if I will make a jewelry tray for the inside or leaving more as memory box because it turned out larger then I expected. (12 3/4L x 6 3/4W x 4D)
I give a lot of credit to the master box makers on this site, because I realized just how much attention to detail they are able to translate into their work. While I struggled with the fundamentals. My miters are terrible! Live and learn though and my wife is very happy to take it off my hands lol.
She recently started stealing pieces out of my scrap bin to do wood burning projects on. I have to give her credit that she is doing a great job! It’s a simple pleasure for me that she can not only participate in my hobby but also add to the finished product. The phrase included inside the box says ” I will love you forever” -in Italian. At least, that’s her story.