|Project by jaykaypur||posted 04-26-2012 02:50 AM||1416 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This was my first attempt at box/finger joints. The wood is cherry and the box is 11’‘L x 6’‘W x 4 1/2’‘H. The cherry wood is 13/16’’ thick. I about burnt a Jet bandsaw up splitting a piece for the top using a 1/4’’ blade. Yes, we was a-smokin’! I left the inside of the lid unsanded as proof of my “self-will run riot.” The lid “stay” combined with the hinges provide a tight enough fit to keep the lid firmly closed, yet it opens up very nice too. The tacks were an after-thought and are only an embellishment but they turned out to look pretty good.
All in all, I am pleased with it. I may yet do something to the inside—-a tray maybe. I sanded the whole thing down real good and then applied a wax to it. It ain’t my best box but it ain’t the worse either. This will be donated to an auction for the local fire dept. Thanks for looking.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!