|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 09-05-2012 08:30 PM||7760 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Just a little woodworking project for the kid.
My daughter Jennifer recently finished graduate school with a PhD. After a few years working with a professor who is her advisor she wanted to give him something as a keepsake. She obtained school records and researched a genealogy of the his past and current graduate students and made a poster of it.
She asked me to make a box and method to hang the poster. After giving me the size of the poster. I produced a wooded box with red velour lining and a wood hanger that is weighted with wood at the bottom. All of the wood is hard maple and I made a little jig for my router table to make the finger joints. My first ones. I’ve never made a box before. I put the entire box together then sliced the cover off on the table saw.
The poster is inserted into a slot in the hangers and 1/8” wooden dowels are inserted into holes that go 3/4 of the way through the wood then Cut off flush with the surface.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.