|Project by DrDirt||posted 12-22-2011 05:08 AM||1777 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Well this year my youngest kids 3rd and 5th grades made christmas gifts for their teachers.
We made the fold-up box from Wood Magazine, (November 2011) which made a great keepsake, and was a nice project to work on with the kids.
If I were to make it again I would scale it up a little – but the method of folding it up was really cool.
Only difference is we used the bandsaw to free the lid instead of the tablesaw.
That required more sanding to clean up the lip but was much much much safer with kids than trying to hold a small box on the tablesaw.
The jatoba strips fit into a 1/2 inch wide 1/8 inch deep dado cut before the box was folded.
just cut the 1/8 by 3/8 stips to rough length then made the 45 degree mitres using the disk sander – - keep touching it till it is exactly the right length.
Never though I would use a 12 inch disk as much as I do
Box is Jatoba and Maple finished in deft lacquer since (as usual) time was running out.
Today was the last day of school (Dec 21) – so was also Pajama day.
-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady