|Project by mgburr||posted 03-30-2011 01:27 AM||1929 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
The first shot shows how well my work with a chisel is. :P It’s much easier to work with one where the wood is spinning. :-D
The second shows the box open.
I decided to make one this weekend when my oldest decided he wanted to turn something. So I tried some flat work and wanted to make something useful.
I used a piece of Hard Maple that I had laying around and a small piece of Zebra wood for the butterfly.
The first attempt for the lock this weekend was using a piece of Mahogany, but instead of using the long grain, I ended up short grain and it snapped at the weak joint. So I chiseled it out and put in a piece of Zebra that I had left over from making a pen.
Flat work is definitely a lot harder to get even. I might have to work some more at it to see if I can make it any easier. :-D