|Project by ChrisBabayco||posted 12-26-2007 10:07 AM||2047 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
Finally posting my first project! I made this for my Dad, who is a bit of a weather junkie, for Christmas. The idea was to make two boxes, one of which would rotate inside of the other to allow the instruments to be both protected and hidden (although really I just thought that it would be a fun idea to try, and it was).
All of the sides of the boxes are mahogany and birdseye maple, while the top and bottom (in the closed position) were made out of curly maple. The inside face (supporting the instruments) is also birdseye maple. All of the miters are keyed with cocobolo (and thank you to all of the fellow LJs out there that helped me understand the difference between keys and splines) and a brass rod acts as the pivot for the inner box. The final size (for the outer box) was 12” x 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”. It was finished with several coats of clear Danish Oil and was a lot of fun to design and build.