|Project by blockhead||posted 02-09-2011 02:41 AM||2551 views||4 times favorited||30 comments|
I have to say that this is one project that I’m glad to be done with. It fought me tooth and nail from the word go. The main box is made from Birch, which is my first time using, other than in ply form. This is not a user friendly wood, at least it wasn’t for me that is. I made this for my wife’s birtdhday and it ended up being a couple of weeks late. Even with very sharp blades, bits, ZC inserts, etc. it still wanted to chip and break out. I even got chip out one time when I stared at it too hard, lol. Anyway, it’s done now and my wife was excited about it and that’s what matters.
The woods used are Birch, Purpleheart, Aromatic Cedar and Cherry. The Cherry dowels are inserted through some copper bushings I had. There was supposed to be a pull out insert for the dividers, but when I put it in for the last time, one of the pieces snapped and it was ruined. I had the dividers in and out numerous times while fitting them with no problems. It was as if the box was making sure it had the last word. Anyway, I will wait and see what my wife is going to do with it and then I will make some new ones accordingly.
If you are interested in making something similar, check out Andy's Art Box tutorial. Thanks again Andy! Any comments/critiques are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.