|Project by lanwater||posted 12-07-2010 08:51 PM||4217 views||6 times favorited||31 comments|
This box was designed by Blake: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/6597
For detail on building the box (better box) look at the link above.
I wanted to experiment with showing more of the grain on the side of the box. I opted for glueing 4 maple pieces and made the cut on the bansaw with the edges of the boards up. Well it does show the grain better but it also produces 4 vertical lines. The lines are accentuate here due to the color of titebondIII that cure brown. TitebondII would have been better but TBIII is the only thing I had on hand.
I also decided to “spray” some suede on the inside against the advised of my wife. I regret that.
The leaf on the top is made of 4 pieces of zebra wood. The zebra wood I bought was narrow, so I glued up 4 piece with the strip in the middle and recut it to shape on the bandsaw.
Sanded all to the right shape with the rigid sander.
It was a fun box to make.
Wood used: Maple, Zebra wood, Walnut and unknow (pine?) for the stip on the lid.
Please feel free to critisize that’s how I will learn.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA