|Project by SteveKorz||posted 06-14-2008 05:15 PM||6333 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
I made this box for my Dad for Father’s day. He wanted a Bocce Ball set, so I bought one at Wal-Mart. I was thinking that it would come in something that would be a little more classy than a bag and a cardboard box, but couldn’t find anything better. So, I made this finger jointed box out of 3/4 oak. The lid has a 3/8 runner and slides open. There are no mechanical fasteners or hinges in this box, just glue. I just rubbed in two coats of low gloss tung oil to seal it up. I may spray it with a glossier poly yet, I haven’t decided.
I learned many important tooling “set up” lessons on this project that would have made it a project that would have taken less time to complete.
I made this box in about 3 hours. I stuck in a dummy finger where the lid slides out to keep the consistency of the finger joints. The lid rides smoothly on just paste wax. The finger grip for opening the lid was made by a raised cove router bit. The bottom is held in by a 3/8 rabbet all the way around. It’s 5 1/2” tall, 16” long, 9” deep. Hopefully, Dad will get good use out of it.
Thanks for looking….
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