|Project by SPalm||posted 11-07-2011 02:29 AM||3322 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
I am excited, how about you?
I made 5 more boxes out of the 8/4 cherry I that I bought. I believe that I am in a lot more control of my router machine. I completely disassembled the front end of it, and solved a flex issue by shimming the vertical track with a hacksaw blade. It is good and tight now. I actually am getting used to this machine, as it had been in the corner for a couple of years.
I tried some variations on a theme. I now have three body types: Oval, Round, and Squarish. They all share the design on the side of the box and the magnetic latch while pivoting on a dowel. I experimented with some top designs too: text, birds, and geometric. The tops are the most fun part to make. I believe I see several Christmas presents.
I took a picture of some of my failures too. It has been an adventure. Now I can throw them in the fireplace.
And finally a picture of my grandson Loren on his first birthday. I don’t see any Scandinavian heritage, do you?
Comments are very welcome. What do you think of the tops and the box designs?
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon