|Project by Dan||posted 05-14-2012 06:38 PM||4437 views||15 times favorited||25 comments|
I cant seem to get away from making these little boxes. Here I present to you my most recent keepsake box made from American Holly, Cherry and Wenge. This box is the same design as many of my other boxes with the exception of the handle.
The handle design came from another box that I had seen in a woodworking magazine. To make the handle I used my table saw to cut a groove in the edge of a longer piece of wenge. Once I had the groove cut I then cut off two small pieces at like a 15 deg bevel.
The same idea was used for the legs. I started but cutting a rabbet on a longer piece of Wenge and once I had the rabbet cut I then cut them down to smaller pieces at a bevel.
I beveled the edges of the cherry lid free hand with a block plane. I got it pretty close to perfect which made me feel special :)
I finished the box with a couple coats of BLO and paste wax.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"