|Project by PetVet||posted 03-08-2012 03:15 PM||1629 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I wanted to make my father something for his 90th birthday, and trust me, at 90 he has one of everything. I came up with this idea to make a desk top valet. I used bubinga wood, routed out the tray using an MDF template I made, routed some mortises to receive tenons I left on the side panels of the box, and then banded it with some ebony and ivory banding. I had planed to use some Brusso hidden hinges, but they called for 3/4 inch mortices in both the lid and the sides, and I didn’t have that depth available in the lid, so went with more traditional hinges that I already had. Another option, and a better one, would have been some barrel hinges. Finish is amber shellac, BLO, and wax.
I would appreciate any comments, critiques or advise, especially on hidden hinge selection, as I am not a big fan of exposed hinges. I need to learn to make the wooden hinges that Shipwright makes.
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