|Project by KnickKnack||posted 11-25-2011 03:01 PM||1365 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Strictly speaking, this having no lid, it’s an OctoContainer, but OctoBox sounds better. Perhaps in 50 years time, when I’m long gone, whoever has it can invent a story about the lid having gone missing?
Anyways, I’m still working through some ideas that I’ve had around for a while. This one is sort of based on a normal splined 45° box, except with the splines extended out to be genuine sides in themselves. The basis for being able to do this, of course, is the 45° router jig.
I must confess that the piece of spalted beech that I’ve used here was originally a piece of the first bed I made about 3 years ago. In my ignorance I decided the wood was “flawed” and just used it for the hidden underneath cross-piece. A year later, having learnt some more, I replaced it with “normal” beech and this piece has been sitting in the corner ever since – waiting for something in which to use it.
Just by way of a change – glue-up was a cinch – basically it’s 8 M&T joints which fitted fairly firmly, but not so much that a mallet was needed – just a bungie held it together, as you can see in the last photo.
It’s 16cm (~6”) square (except it’s an octogon), and 12cm (~5”) high.
Spalted beech and jatoba (which will, hopefully, go more red). Linseed oil finish.
As always, comments of any flavo(u)r are most welcome – extra credit will be awarded for comments in non-roman scripts.
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