|Project by Kerry||posted 01-18-2008 08:57 PM||3243 views||22 times favorited||43 comments|
This is a box I made for my son’s teachers aid. He’s had the same lady as an aid for the last 5 years, but this year she took a different position at the school and we wanted to give her something to thank her for all her help.
It’s black walnut with an oak panel in the lid. The front is a steam bent lamination. The inlay in the lid was made up from African blackwood and maple, and the stringing on the sides and front of the box are also maple, as is the little tray inside. The corners of the box are splined miters and the tray corners are dovetailed. The frame for the lid is put together with bridle joints, and the lid has a ‘tenon’ around it’s circumference that floats in a slot cut around the inside of the frame, and also overlaps the top of the frame.
This box was kind of a pain to build – several things went wrong but in the end it all turned out well enough.
Thanks for looking.
-- Alberta, Canada