|Project by Woodbridge||posted 12-20-2011 07:13 PM||1911 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
Thank to the many LJs who turned me on to the world of box building. Since joining LJs several months ago I have seen so many wonderful and creative boxes and I had to give it a try myself. Its a great way to use up smaller pieces of wood that might be destined to the scrap pile or fireplace and turn them into very nices pieces. This is the first of three boxes I made as Christmas presents. This one is for my younger brother. The box will hold two bottles of wine and is about 13.5 inches long x 8 inches wide x 5.4 inches high. This box is made from a left over piece of cherry re-sawn to about 3/8 thick. The glued up top is from 3/4 inch strips of cherry with a walnut banding. The wooden hinges are made from scraps of maple. The bottom is a pine board planed to about 3/8. I also made a box joint jig for my table saw based on the many LJs posts which I used to make the box joints. As well I have always wanted try my hand at an inlay so to dress this box up a bit I have inlayed a maple leaf into the top made from three pieces of walnut scraps glued togther. I used a router inlay bit set to do this work. It is finished with walnut oil and beeswax. I will post my other two boxes over the next few days.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario