|Project by Jeff Thomas||posted 11-11-2012 09:23 PM||2385 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
Hard maple box with African mahogany accents. This is basically a box made of scraps and pre-cut leftovers that I cobbled together—design came as I was building. It’s about 10 inches by five by five, give or take.
Drawer is mitered with a single, hand-cut, rabbetted, half blind dovetail that basically disappears when it’s shut (only thing that makes it stand out is the lack of splines compared to the back). The hand-cut dovetails are starting to come along… figure a few hundred more and they might start being seamless… Two notches underneath provide it with enough pull to allow me to skip putting on a handle.
Originally built it with a false bottom, but couldn’t figure out a way to get the false bottom out (it was such a tight fit). Gave up, added some glue, made it permanent—though, there’s a hole in the underside big enough to slip a rolled up dollar bill or two inside but might be a bit tricky getting it back out…
Finished with Tung oil.