|Project by Karson||posted 01-29-2007 11:26 PM||2610 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I had some leftover scrap cherry which contained the wain off a board and so I practiced resawing it into two 3/8” thick slices.
Then our woodworkers club was having a workshop on Finger Joints so I thought I’d take my cherry slices over to make finger joints on them.
There was one thing unique. The boards were not the same width, one end was wider than the other end. So here was the challenge in the class “Make finger Joints where all corners were a different height” As you may or may not be able to see each end has three pins and tails however the top one was not trimmed off with the router bit, it was left to be trimmed with a chisel to the proper height.
I proved it could be done. I had to use a belt sander to get the slope correct for the lid to fit flat.
The Box is cherry, The bottom is Ambrosia maple, you can see the Ambrosia beetle holes in the wood. The top is Chechen from Mexico, with a snakewood riser for the handle. It is sloped and also is a different thickness from one end to the other. The handle is Blackwood, Like Ebony in color but is used quite often to make clarinets and bag pipes.
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