|Project by fernandoindia||posted 01-24-2011 05:49 AM||3835 views||16 times favorited||19 comments|
Happy birthday Ine!!
I made this sewing box for my daughter Inés´ birthday. Hope she´ll like it as I did during the construction.
As a matter of fact, I started a mass production of sewing boxes, and taking advantage of the saw & router t setting, I cut 2 of these sewing boxes.
The second one will be given to my wife, at my earliest convinience. Probably the second will get over the mistakes made in this one. But for sure, new mistakes will crop out then, so I am well prepared. (Hope she doesn´t expect a Steve kind of box)
Total measures are L X H X W 41cm X 16cm X 20 cm ( 16 3/8” X 6 3/8” X 8”). Boxes are made with the same flooring wood as the Holidays´gifts. The chess lid includes Palo Santo, and the borders and handle are Bolivian cedar. Finished with buffed laquer sealer.
Now, the two top boxes are supposed to be square. In order to let the lid fit always. But after cutting and dry fitting the boxes, I realized that there were not enough space left for fitting the handle, which is 3/4” (19 mm) width. So, I just cut two fronts of each top box a 1/4” ( 6mm) and ran through the finger joint jig again. In such a way tht the top boxes are no longer square. Next decision was to put hinges on the lid.
I left all procurement of the hardware for the finishing day, which was last Friday. That was other mistake. Friday evening, my son Francisco was passing by to lift the present and take it over to Rio in Brazil where my daughter lives. So I hardly need not only the hinges, but also the rivets that hold the pivot arms. I spent the whole Friday morning looking for the hardware. And as you can see, I was unable to find adequate small hinges and good rivets.
Instead of a Sewing box, it looks as hinges with a sewing box!!
I´ll do better next time.
Thanks for watching and take care
-- Back home. Fernando