|Project by robscastle||posted 09-06-2012 10:36 PM||1379 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this Blanket Box from Camphor laurel for my wife.
The real story, my wife spotted this box without the lid in my shed full of timber one day and she said she was going to annex it for a blanket box to store clothing in. So I needed a lid.
I had comsumed all the suitable stock I had, so its on the phone to my friend Larry at LL Woodworks, and sure enough he had some timber but not a complete solid length. He recommended I pay Trevor Gaskill a visit.
So I ring Trevor, then off to visit a week later.
Meanwhile Trevor had arranged to get a slab delivered and when I arrived he was going to chain saw a piece off for me, Shock horror It was too nice to cut up so I bought the whole slab. Got it home and then decided it was still too nice to use for the lid.
So back I go to LL Workshop in Caboolture again to check out his supply, we found excellent pieces I could use (and lots of other timber I couldnt resist buying as well!) so I set to work.
The lid is a composition of seven sections, cut jointed thicknessed and biscuit jointed together.
I was originally going to use the Brass Butler tray hinges I had, but opted for the ones shown because I was not confident in how to install them, and I could not find any info on the installation process so after spending half a day trying to devise a template jig for them I shelved them for a “later project”
In Closing although its “just another box”
I must also express my thanks to both Larry and Trevor in their assistance, guidance and encouragement with the project.
The pictures show the result.
-- Regards Robert