|Project by staryder||posted 02-24-2013 12:54 AM||2348 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
There were several first for me on this box, so it was a learning experience, which is always the best kind…. This is a keepsake box that is 10”wide X 6”deep by 4”high, made with Tiger Maple, Cherry Corner Posts, Cherry Lid Inlays, leather in the bottom and a Marine Challenge Coin inset in the lid covered with System Three Mirror Coat it was finished with a Beall Wood Buff System. I did a panel lid with mitered frame a first, the corner posts were a first as well. This is also the first time I have tried the Beall System, which I was really impressed with. This box is for my daughter to give to her Former Marine Crossfit Trainer. My daughter is running her first marathon this weekend (I’m so proud) and wanted to give it to her tomorrow. So time was of the essence. She made several design changes from the original plan that I had created. She did not want feet on the box or a finger groove for the lid. I originally planned for the lid to hangover but we both agreed it looked better flush to the box. I think I should have added splines in the frame for appearance as strength was not needed it has a 3/16” floating tenon all the way around between the frame and lid. I am sure I will do this project again polishing up on the lessons learned. My daughter is very happy with the box and to me that is what is most important….
Thanks for looking Rick….
-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas