|Project by rance||posted 06-14-2011 06:01 PM||2577 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
Here’s a few boxes I’ve built:
1. A pen box (to hold a pen, of course). Purple Heart and Ash(I believe) with an inlayed strip in the top. I bought the inlay. This was the model for a class I taught, but eventually dropped.
2. Badda-Binga Box. The carcass is Bubinga with Maple/Purple Heart/Jatoba(?) for the lid. This is the example box for the box class I teach. Although, if a student takes the class 6 times, they go away with a different style/color box each time.
3. Two of six boxes I built for a Parish to take sacriments, a small bible, crucifix, annointing oils to home-bound members. They were using cardboard shoe boxes and thought it was time to upgrade. About 9”x13”. Case and top are both Cherry with a Danish Oil finish. Inlay is Mahogany. The first real inlay I had done. Crushed Burgandy lining in the bottom glued to thin cardboard(back of an il-legal pad) with a Burgandy ribbon for ease of removal for cleaning.
Rare-Earth magnets held the lid in place. The lid was also rabbetted.
Oh, and Mahogany corner splines.
With these six boxes, I had a time with the lids warping. I ended up replacing two of them. You might also notice the difference in the inlays. All but one got the square corners.
4. Jewelry Box. Commissioned by a client with specific dimensions(the box, not the client). This was to replace one that was showing age(again, the box was showing age, not the client. Well, maybe the client was showing a little age too). Entirely from reclaimed Knotty Pine I tore down from my brother-in-law’s house. Two and a half rooms worth. He was about to cover it up with sheetrock. I think the corner splines were Mahogany. Finished with several coats of Lacquer. Crushed Burgundy cloth in the bottom and in the trays. Tray dividers were probably 1/8” birch plywood(eek!).
Yeah, a little booger on the hinge mortise on this side. :( Next time I should address the checks in the knots a little differently too. Suggestions?
Not shown on the main picture for this was the addition of a Cocobolo lift I added to the front of the lid.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--