|Project by elroyy||posted 07-20-2011 05:00 AM||1128 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Hello fellow jocks, This is my first ever box, if you can call it a box without a lid. Otherwise, it’s my first deep tray! :) I bought some rough sawn quartersawn oak from a guy nearby for about $1 a foot. I’ve been working dlilgently to get it to s2s. In the meantime, there are some no QS sections of the wood that are great and that I’ve been using to set up my jointer and planer. I built this box for a good friend I’ll see in Kentucky this weekend. It started out walnut and mitred, but that didn’t work (gotta dial in the miter gauge and work on the corners) and ended up like this. The dowels were an afterthought. I glued up one end, waited for that to dry, inserted the floating bottom in the groove I’d cut, glued on the other end and, while applying clamp pressure, a rabbetted butt joint I thought was square came unglued. rather than take the whole thing apart to fix this slightly out of square rabbet, I decided to use dowels for strength and to cover up my mistake. It’s dimensions are 5 1/2×7 1/2 by about 2 inches deep. As I stated before, the bottom is floating in a groove. The bottom came from an earlier attempt to resaw on the table saw with some oak. It’s about 3/8” thick.
I was a little under the gun. I make up for being inexperienced by being slow. Leaving tomorrow afternoon on my trip. Applied the first coat of tung oil tonight. Will apply second in the AM and let dry until I’m off work around 1 pm.
Thanks in advance for the great comments and constructive criticism. My wife, a budding photographer, is on some message boards, and her peers/mentors aren’t nearly so kind as LJs.
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