|Project by Mean_Dean||posted 02-24-2013 02:20 AM||1973 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I decided to make a production run of boxes. I didn’t like the idea of mitered corners, as they need to be reinforced, and I did like the look of lap-jointed corners (it’s like a big finger joint.)
I made a few mistakes along the way—but learned from them how to improve the next batch! I may have to get a rip blade for my tablesaw, because my combination blade leaves little grooves in the female part of the joint that need to be chiseled smooth, and this is where some imperfections creeped into the joints.
The boxes are Walnut and are 9 ¼” L x 5 ½” W x 4 ¾” H. The lids are rabbetted so that they sit on the boxes and don’t slip off.
I finished them with a technique I found in a wood finishing book. Basically it’s Danish oil rubbed into the wood with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper for the first coat. Then the last two coats go on as usual—brush on, wait 15 minutes, wipe off. This technique gives the boxes a silky-smooth finish and feel.
So there they are—be kind!
-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN