|Project by grovemadman||posted 02-11-2008 03:57 AM||1725 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
This is the second box I ever made. It’s been a thorn in my minds side ever since. I made several mistakes, the biggest being an attempt at trying to put spray on felt inside. This was a disaster and ruined the box. I made it to hold my router bits and router accessories. The wood is Poplar and the finish is Watco golden oak.
I did manage to match the grain up around the box kind of nicely. The joints turned out relatively tight. I made the box and glued it together and then cut completely through 2 sides, and then cut 2 sides almost all the way through then cut the rest of the way with a utility knife. I cleaned up the rest with a block plane and finished it with a coat of Danish oil. I put the corners on so it wouldn’t damage the corners bouncing around the shop. I learned a lot about making boxes properly from this disaster box though. I remember my Dad telling me I should have taken my time and it would’ve turned out right. He was right when he said a 6 year old could have made a better box! It still is in one piece though. I made it when I was about three month’s sober.
I shouldn’t criticize it too much, It kept me from feeding my arm or getting drunk! Now that I look at it right now I am grateful I have been able to stay sober 8 years and going on 9!!! This box may have saved my life…