|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 06-30-2012 06:09 PM||2287 views||5 times favorited||28 comments|
This is an experimental, double skinned, box, with Clam Shell wooden hinge, its 6mm thick walls are made of two 3mm layers. On the inside Maple and the outside Zebrano. Experimental, because it is made of 25 parts. This is asking for trouble in terms of glue-up and alignment. Also experimental for me was the edge jointing method.
Dimensions – 117mm square x 73mm high
Materials – Zebrano, Maple, Ebony, 2mm Brass rod
Adhesives – PVA
Finish – Acrylic
The double skinned aspect of this worked well (pic’ 4). I’ll try it in combination with EZ Mitre. Making a box from so many parts (pic’ 5) is, however, not advisable. Alignment is difficult, the grain pattern of the Zebrano only truly matching on the hinge at the back. The profiling of the sides and edge joining strips was fun, I’ll probably do that again, although there are unsightly gaps on the interior corners (more time and care needed)
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com