|Project by The Box Whisperer||posted 12-14-2012 11:22 PM||1729 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is my second time trying this joint, and while the DTs arnt all perfect, Im still pleased, they look nice.
These are made with reclaimed oak hardwood floor (not sure what type of oak) and some scrap red oak and walnut I had lying around. The bottoms are glued and pinned with micro dowels, I didn’t want to rabbit them as the box depth is only 1 7/8ths as is, I didn’t want to lose another 1/8th-1/4. The round red oak lid lift was boughten at lee valley, then other 2 were put together from scrap. I think I’m going to stop buying these things, I like my homeade ones better. The little striped one in particular turned out well. The tops are “gravity tops” (IE rabbited….yes I’m lazy :)). This was also my second run at laminating. I’m really trying to get the most out of the flooring. It didn’t come out perfectly flat as I don’t have the proper setup and enough clamps. I also don’t have a thickness planer so it meant a lot of time at the belt sander. Finish is 3 coats of Danish oil.
All wood cut down to 1/2” thickness on my table saw. I only have one DT bit and it cuts at 1/4”, so I figured 1/2 would work.
Outer dimensions, 6”x4”x3”
Inner dimensions, 5”x3”x1 7/8”
A small box indeed.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to make the most of old flooring, Id love to hear them.
-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil