|Project by John||posted 10-23-2011 04:13 AM||1355 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
Here’s my second box. I’m trying to decide whether it needs some sort of knob. I’ve put a picture on here of one I turned today messing around. Does it need a knob at all? This one looks a little big to me, but I think I like it best without a knob at all. Let me know what you think.
Uploaded a couple pics with a stainless knob.
Someone asked how I cut the coves, so here’s how I did this project.
I actually first cut the dovetails and assembled the box. I did all of the shaping with the box assembled. To do the coves, I used a router bit that my dad bought for doing ogee style feet. I think it is a Charles Neil custom bit by Whiteside, but I’m not sure. Then I used a cove bit for the top of the box and a roundover bit on the bottom. I thought it would reduce the risk of tearout by doing the shaping after assembly and it seems to have worked well. I didn’t have any tearout at all. Also, the key is to make multiple passes only removing a small amount of material with each pass. The same router bits were used to shape the box top.
I’ve never tried to do any coving on a table saw. IT SCARES ME! There is something inherently unatural to me about pushing a piece of wood into a table saw blade at an angle. Although I know several people who raise all of there panels on a table saw. I would think there would also be alot of sanding involved to remove saw marks.
-- John, Rocky Mount, VA