|Project by Tooch||posted 04-08-2013 10:38 PM||2356 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
Like all fun projects, this one started out with a mistake. I was trying to show students that you can reuse even the smallest pieces of wood, so I decided to make a series of small boxes. The only problem was that when I made the box joint jig for my table saw, I wasn’t planning on using it for stock less than 1/2” thick.
So- rather than modify the jig, I figured I would just sand down the overhang. When I dry-fitted it all together, I liked the way the overhanging joints looked, so decided to keep it. One of my students said it looked like a log cabin, so that’s the official name of this new project!
Made from scraps of oak that I resawed down to 1/4”. stained with Red Chestnut and finished with 2 coats of lacquer. Flocked the inside with suede-tex and hand flocker.
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails