|Project by JasonWagner||posted 02-27-2011 05:04 PM||1644 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
This is actually my 2nd “Art Box”. I wanted to add this to my projects for those searching for ideas. I wanted to make something that was taller and more elegant looking than some of the other carved boxes. My other two boxes are more squat and stuck to the ground. I also decided to make the box symmetric on all sides and not so sculpted.
I used lacewood and purple heart. I didn’t realize the lacewood would finish so dark so it looks different than I pictured, but not bad. I had never used lacewood and found it to be brittle and prone to splinter and crack. It looks cool but you definitely need to handle it differently. I made a typical rectangular box then set up a round tip router bit on my router table. I ran the box on all four sides with different bit heights to get the rough profile. The rest was done via angle grinder and sanding disks. The lid was cut on an angle on the table saw. You’ll notice I cut into my hinge pins which made me get creative with them. I think it turned out OK. You push down on the back of the lid to open the box. It didn’t turn out like I had pictured in my head (looks more like some sort of pet urn!) but it was a learning experience and fun to do. Thanks for looking.
-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!