|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 02-10-2012 03:52 PM||5608 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this pair of boxes for someone whose wife was about to graduate as a Homeopathic Doctor. For those of you who are familiar with this branch of medicine it involves the dispensing of small quantities of extremely dilute medications. The medicines are held in small vials and a suitable method of holding them was required. I came up with the design you can see here which was able to accommodate a total of 320 vials in two cabinets. The tray to hold the vials was made from a veneered sandwich of lemon wood and padauk on an MDF substrate. All 320 holes were drilled using a 12mm forstner bit. The hole layout was designed to fit with the lemon wood and padauk sections. The case was made from Indian Rosewood and the doors were veneered using Indian Rosewood and lemonwood.. The finish was a combination of shellac and lemon oil which is “food safe”.
Picture 1 shows one of the cabinets closed
Picture 2 shows an open cabinet
Picture 3 shows a closer look at the inner tray
Picture 4 shows both cabinets
A complex (for me) and very satisfying project. I hope you enjoy seeing it.
-- It always looks better when it's finished!