|Project by KnickKnack||posted 06-12-2011 07:50 PM||1747 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
...to make a beautiful, elegant, well-crafted box.
This isn’t it, but I think I’ve moved a little in the right direction.
I have this wide ash board with dark wood in the middle, and I thought it might look good if it sort of “wrapped around” the box. That’s why I went for the 45° mitre join for the lid to the box – almost none is wasted so there’s little discontinuity. Doing this was a breeze with my 45° Router jig – it was pretty satisfying to pull out a jig that I had made and just “use it”.
The sides are book-matched end-grain oak – the reflecting pattern doesn’t show up well in the pictures.
Handles are the bane of my life – I’d originally hoped to make a suspended handle so there would be no interruption to the “flow” of the dark wood around the box. Three handles later it just didn’t seem to be working – this is version 4 which, although it didn’t meet my original criterion, I think works OK.
The search continues.
It’s fumed oak and ash, about 25cmx15cmx12cm (10”x6”x5’), finished with hot oil.
Comments, lambastations etc etc – feel free.
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