|Project by Birks||posted 09-16-2012 05:43 PM||2563 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
I made this pencil box for a hard working teacher who just started a new job teaching high school chemistry, physical science, and physics. This is the second box I made working through Doug Stowe’s “Basic box making,” and as he states in the book, box making is a great way to learn skills without using a lot of material.
This box is ~8 1/2” x 2 ”, and is made entirely out of cherry and finished with Danish oil. The top and bottom are tongue and groove panels that fit into grooves in the sides. The top slides smoothly, and the bottom was cut undersized to allow for expansion. This was my first attempt at finger joints (and an ulterior motive for making this box), and they were made using a indexing pin on a crosscut sled.
I shaped the box on the tablesaw with a 5 degree bevel on all sides. I really like how it tapers the box joints. I also shaped the lid by finding the center width and cutting ~28 degree bevels on each end.
Thanks for looking, commenting, and any helpful critiscism!