|Project by Torr||posted 02-26-2011 11:33 PM||1811 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s a cocobolo box I made both as a present and to hold a present for my wife’s birthday.
It is based upon a plan from Fine Woodworking (“A Small Elegant Box” by Gary Rogowski – Nov/Dec 1999). I changed the dimensions to suit my purpose, selected cocobolo and decided not to pin the joints or use a handle for the top.
It is finished with lacquer (Deft spray can) and the bottom is lines with self-adhesive velvet.
The cocobolo was a bit hard to work with, I have to be very careful to follow the grain direction to plane the curved sides and the top without chatter or tear-out. No problems glueing it, I used Titebond III.
My wife was pleased with it, though of course I can only see the mistakes. But I learned a lot that will make the next one even better, and that’s the whole point. I hope you like it!
Thanks for looking,