|Project by tsdahc||posted 04-21-2012 01:02 PM||950 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this for my boss who is having a baby. This is my second box (not including my bandsaw box) that I’ve made and the first to use hinges. Learned a lot on this one, made a few mistakes but was able to recover from them. The top piece is curly cherry with about 2 coats of tung oil and 7 coats of gloss wipe on poly, tried to make it shine more than the rest of the box. The rest of the top is picture framed in walnut then dado into the sides which are made of sapele (sp). The bottom is a single piece of 1/4” walnut I left room for expansion, hoping it doesnt bust the box apart. The splines are walnut and maple. The rest of the box is done in two coats of tung oil and 2-3 coats of wipe on poly, then the whole box was waxed and polished. I used Soss barrel hinges which work well but they dont make the lid feel as solid as I’d liked, theres a little play in the hinge itself, maybe I should have went up one size, I dont know. I dont know if the next size up, bh104 would have been too big, my sides are about 5/8. Overall I am happy with it, she was exstatic about it, which is whats important.
Anyone think that the bottom piece will be an issue? I also left room on the cherry, a little too much room, had to make little walnut inserts for the inside of the lid to hide a gap in it, oops.