|Project by mkrok||posted 10-08-2010 03:03 AM||3798 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Nothing special. This was a test box for a humidor I recently built for my fater in law. I didn’t mess it up too much so I finished it up and used it to store my router bits and accessories.
Pine box about 14×11 x 8. I used this to practice dovetail keys, siderail hinges, and general dimensions for the humidor. It came out a bit shorter than the humidor since I needed several tries cutting the mortise for the side rail hinges. I hate hinges. I took them off for the humidor and installed cheap’o butt hinges using Doug Stowe’s “flipping” story stick technique. A steal screw in the door and rare earth magnet in the case keeps it closed. Lots of practice on this project.
The trays are just laminated blocks of MDF with holds drilled into them and a small birch drawer at the bottom for loose items.
Experimenting all the way to complete; finished with Olympic Deck and Fence semi transparrent (Walnut) stain mixed with boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits followed by finishing wax and a mild buffing.
Thanks for looking.
-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com