|Project by BertFlores58||posted 08-20-2011 03:10 PM||2117 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
The story behind these boxes already on the blog NARRA BOXES series.
There are 3 types according to sizes:
Photo 1 and 2 – 2×6x12 inches
Photo 3 and 4 – 2×6x6 inches
Photo 5 and 6 – 2×4x6 inches.
Here are some of the features that may interest you.
Pinned hinges styles varying in constructions:
1. The separate sides pinhole.. I made and ebony strip and drill it as pinhole before gluing. This will allow me to adjust the centering of the lid radius to allign exactly to the rear wall of the box. The rear wall is offsetly routed cove to match the rounded edge of the lid.
2. The edge to edge pinned integrally to the side. This is done to make an access on the rear endwall. No obstruction that will be created when the lid is open. The pinhole is allign directly with the rear end wall.
3. The offset pinned hole. This is the most common style of pinned hinges…like Andy’s box, Greg’s box and many others. The side of the boxes are equal on height. The lid pivots inside of the box. The only dislike of those receivers is that the lid obstruct the rear end portion when it opens. This is the least I will use for the next project.
Though I made these boxes on a simple way and designs, I have learned a lot in joining gnurly NARRA wood. It is necessary to allign the grain plain directions. The color of narra will not be revealed even when pre-coat. It reacts on different finish. It is glossy. What a nice wood to work. Very challenging.
Some were already given to my friends…. 3 for my co-employees, 1 for my sister, and the rest are still on wait. These boxes are really intended for gift giving. I have to make more, if I had time. I just want to post a project to help others who wants the technique of making a simple box.
The finish is polyurethane (aerosol type) with two gloss lacquer precoats… This is not good as they are not compatible. I have to see to it that pre-coat of lacquer is totally dry so the poly will not burn it. Two coats of poly is better. I like the poly aerosol because it makes a hard finish. These boxes are made rugged and will be used by people who really put inside whatever they will… Most people like to put coins in this kind of boxes.
I will continue to do more of these type of boxes to meet the target of 40 boxes in all. At present, I finished 10 pcs of 2×4x6 , 15 pcs of 2×6x6 and 1 pc 2×6x12 total 26 .... and so on.
Hope I have shared something on you.