|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 03-29-2012 04:39 PM||1600 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The client who purchased my recently posted project, an ambrosia maple humidor, called to complain that the box lid ( a single piece of maple) had dramatically curled. He lives near the beach and the increased humidity did the job.
Rather than make a new lid I cut deep kerfs with the table saw across most of the bottom to make the lid flexible, cut an inch off each end, added curly maple breadboard ends, and covered the kerfs with spanish cedar to match the box lining.
The top is now perfectly flat, the cedar now seals the box tight, and the breadboards actually look better than the single piece.
-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn