|Project by moshel||posted 09-24-2010 04:12 AM||1705 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I suddenly realized that I am traveling next week to meet the family! and my sister asked for a box!!!
I have been procrastinating making it for a long while, as I never made a “big” box before.
so, before i could find an excuse, I grabbed two boards that were about the right size and started working.
the “body” board had something weird written on it, and I couldn’t remember where I got it from. It turned out to be curly Cherry. very pretty but it came out of the planer/thicknesser looking like a war victim, with deep tearouts around the curly area. I “planed” it on the tablesaw and removed tool marks with scraper.
cut the walnut into two, bookmatched and glued. cut the grooves for the top and bottom and another groove halfway for the lip (britboxmaker trick). sawstop and the incra mitre guide did a very good job at accurately cutting the sides. cut the walnut to size on the saw with 45 degrees, cut some 3mm plywood for the bottom, some blue tape, some titebond II and it was glued.
cut the lip from the other side, just below the other groove so you get rabbet on the inside on the lid, rabbet on the outside on the body, sanded lightly, slapped some Danish oil (BLO, Poly, terps) on it and voila! ready to go.
naturally, it has some mistakes, but nothing my sister will notice. the shape is too “square” – I should have rounded/chamfered the lid. anyway, i am pleased and I am sure my sister will be. all in all took under 4 hours to make.
-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...