|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 05-01-2008 10:38 PM||1784 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
Made from salvaged pine sections of a disastrous project that had to be broken up, coupled with some interestingly shaded ash that I purchased on e-bay, this box has turned out quite nice as a gift for the departing Bruce.
Problems were the dovetails that turned out very badly and had to be patched and the lid hinge mortises, difficult to site because I was using an angled back lid edge to stop the lid falling back and working the hinge screws out. The box looks fine if you don’t open it, although this naturally reduces its utility.
The finish is three coats Danish oil rubbed down and finished with paste wax.
The plinth sections were rounded with the router with a rebate made with the Record 044 plough plane and then ‘feet’ cut out with the band saw (3tpi 12mm skip tooth). The lid cheeks were made with a wooden moulding plane of my Dad’s and finished of with a record 4 and Stanley block plane. Cheeks and plinth fitted with mitres.
Titebond original for most things, but epoxy resin to refix a section of cheek that came away (bloody end grain).
I hope that you like.
-- Stanley generally struggling