|Project by Praki||posted 12-26-2007 07:55 PM||1417 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
Here it is, my very first woodworking project. I made this box as a Christmas present for my wife. Compared to other projects which I see here, this is a pretty simple one. But for me, it is a milestone of sorts. This little box stands for everything from my committing to a serious hobby, buying sharp and dangerous tools :), building jigs and most importantly learning to work safely. There have been many here who have answered my questions and helped with great hints. Thanks everyone!
A bit about the box construction. It is about 6 inches wide, 3 inches high and 2 inches deep. The box top and bottom are Brazillian Cherry and the body is oak. All the bevels were made by a block plane with the aid of shooting board. Finished with Waterlox original finish.
I made a few mistakes in assembling it. I used masking tape in gluing it up and I wish I had tightened the corners a bit more. As it is now, I can see a thin line of dried glue.
Now for the good news. Wife likes it! Next project is to build a computer desk for my daughter. I have been given three months to get it done :)
-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker