|Project by ThreeJs||posted 1976 days ago||1196 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
So here I was, Sunday before christmas, reviewing all the things I had made for friends and family and as I was going over the list, I realized that I had forgotten one very special person. My wife. Did I mention that it is was around 7:00 at night, two days before christmas?
Hmm what to do, what to do… I quickly went through the short list of of presents that I had bought her, and found my salvation. I had bought my wife a SanDisk Sansa e250 2GB Media Player, and it needed a case. So I did what anyone would do in my situation. I ran to the garage, pulled some scrap from the bin, and went to work.
The Stanley #5 made fast work of smoothing out the 2 stips of walnut, and the popular, top, and maple bottom (about 1/8” thick). Quick run through the table saw, quick trip to the miter saw, and back to the bench. Little hand tool work with a razor saw, and the Miniature Block Plane.
Then a quick trip around with 400 grit sand paper (which is why I love nice sharp hand tools), and then tape and glue up. It only took about an hour to do, as the sides where already to rough width and thickness, and the maple was right there. The one thing that slowed me down was the top. I originally made it from maple as well, but didn’t like that it was hard to grab. So I used the popular which worked well, was handy, and pretty much right there.
The top of the box slides one tongues, that are 3/32×3/32. The joints are just glued miter joints (I dont expect alot of pressure on this thing), and the bottom is free floating. The dimensions on the box are 2.5” x 4.5” x 1.5”, so it is a bit on the small side.
Next year I will plan better and be done long before christmas. (yeah right)
-- David, Charlotte NC (http://beechcreeknaturals.etsy.com)