|Project by doncutlip||posted 01-08-2012 08:10 PM||1985 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a design from a book on traditional box making, called a Shaker Candle Box. I modified the design a bit, and I don’t have curved chisels for the finger pull so I just put a simple slot made with a bull nose router bit. The box does have quite a number of dadoes and rabbets, as shown in the second picture. I made all those with a table saw. I made quite a few mistakes with one of the end pieces and had to re-make it twice. I finished it with Antique Improver as that bottle is running low and looked like just enough to finish this project. It doesn’t do much initially to pine, but it will darken to a carmel color after about a year; it’s worthe the wait. It’s pictured with a ‘courtin candle’, used in Victorian era times to regulate how long a suitor could stay when he came calling on a lady.
-- Don, Royersford, PA