|Project by AndyBigBoyJones||posted 12-16-2011 09:32 PM||1418 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a cornerstone project that I made in college at FVTC in Oshkosh, WI. It is a tool box that is made out of Baltic birch plywood. I used ½ inch by ½ inch box finger joints on the sides and they all turned out great. I built it as one big box and then took it over to the table saw and cut it apart to make the top and the bottom because if you have ever tried to make a top and a bottom separately you know that the will very rarely come out to be the same size. After I cut the top and bottom apart I covered the edges that showed the veneer with 3/16 inch by ½ inch strips of genuine mahogany. In order to dress it up a little more I added a L shaped 1X1 strip of African mahogany on the bottom and on top of that I put a ¼ inch bead of mahogany to dress it up even more.On the inside of the lid I also included the mahogany trim. After I had it looking the way that I wanted it I installed the hard ware which is three 2 inch strap hinges, two latches and the handles on the sides I used T nuts to do this so that the screws would not pull out of the wood. The after they were all installed I took it apart and put two coats of a satin catalyzed lacquer on the outside and on the inside.
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