|Project by Elwood89||posted 12-02-2011 01:08 PM||1688 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
These little boxes are pretty cool…and popular. If I could only figure out how to make them faster. As a novice woodworker, I’m happy that I was able to make a very small tapered leg jig.
The Lacewood/Purpleheart box might be my favorite so far. And, it is a magic box. Take a close look, it is made from only two kinds of wood. In a couple of weeks, the handle and legs should be as purple as the top! I made it for a craft sale tomorrow; I hope it doesn’t sell, I want to see the transformation.
All of the boxes are finished with teak oil.
I did not make this jig adjustable. It was so quick and small I just tacked it all together with brads; both pieces are secured in place to the sled. Using caution and a push stick and going slow, I didn’t have any problems with the legs moving out of the jig.
These little boxes are joined entirely with CA glue. Again, I’m a novice (and impatient) woodworker. I figured that they are so small they will never be under any heavy load, so glued butt joints would be fine. I’ve love to know how the smart, experienced woodworkers would do it.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com