|Project by Wiggs||posted 12-30-2010 12:47 PM||1701 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
These are a couple of boxes I made for my two older sisters. They both have just had 50th wedding anniversaries, so I decided on (almost) matching boxes as my gift to them. The boxes are made from Jarrah and the inserts are Huon Pine.
The construction is just mitered corners with rebates for the raised lid and base. I used Titebond III for the miter joints, with the lid and base free floating. I allowed the lid and base 4mm movement across the grain and around 2mm along the grain.
I got the idea for the lift-off lids from Stevin Marin (see his website for details on making small gift boxes), thanks Steve! Once you get over the terror of taking to your glued up box with a 12mm router bit to cut the top off, it works fine.
I lined the bottom with blue velvet. The finish is three coats of Danish Oil and the wax. I finished the inside before glue-up and the outside after.
Next, I’ll teach myself how to make ring holders and make another couple of boxes with different fit-outs.
-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!