|Project by LeChuck||posted 12-25-2012 02:38 AM||1406 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Well, nothing spectacular here but it is the first project that I post, and it’s not even a crosscut sled! (I can’t seem to get around to finishing that one).
This was made this weekend in a rush as an additional gift for my son, as I remembered he mentioned wanting a box for his marbles. It is 9×5, a bit bulky and heavy for transporting marbles around but it will probably turn into a knick-knack box…This one has a notch towards the bottom from a quick slip up at the disc sander, but it probably won’t take long for it to get notched up even more in the hands of a 9 year old.
Main construction is 1/2” baltic birch plywood, and the lid is cherry.
I was actually making 2 of these, but I made a big mistake (one that I couldn’t fix, that is) during glue up in my haste and when I noticed it, I could no longer force it apart. Most joints are tight and the glue set very quickly.
The finger pull on the lid was started with a forstner bit to get the main shape, then carved out with a gouge.
Also, the plywood loves to splinter or even explode (even with backers) when making those small box joints, and I learned that the glue-up part is nerve wracking.
Finish is danish oil (Watco).
-- David - Tucson, AZ