|Project by Colin||posted 03-31-2008 01:55 PM||3991 views||8 times favorited||25 comments|
This is a box I’ve made as a birthday present for my middle daughter, whose name as you can see is Kim.
The box is made from 1/4 sawn, kiln dried, Lime(basswood). The base has a routered edge and is screwed from underneath into three of the sides, one end is not fixed as this end slides up to reveal a hidden compartment 15mm deep.
The base and inside of the box, including the tray, have green sticky backed felt attached to soften the surfaces and also contrast with the Lime.
I’m not sure what name you would give the sliding joint but it works quite well. The patterns are chip carved on all four sides plus the lid. the lid is fixed with two butt hinges. The finish is 4 coats of polyurethane satin spray.
I reckon that I required about 14 hours to do the carving including the drawing out. I’m not quick at this yet, I hope to get faster as I improve. Making the box was the quick part!
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"