|Project by Patooie||posted 05-18-2013 07:39 PM||1606 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this book style box for my 8 year old daughter. It’s red oak with 45 miters for the inside box. The hinges are bamboo skewers pinned inside each corner. It’s finished with a red mahogany stain. I’m still learning the ropes on getting good 45’s and built a sled for the TS to do this project that I’m sure I’ll get a lot more use out of. Also getting a good glue up is another skill I need some practice on. I’m pretty happy with the miters but joining the resulting mitered rectangle to the “book” cover left some gaps that I wasn’t too pleased with. Each project seems to teach a half dozen lessons, add one or two tools and/or jigs and build a bit more confidence.
I used a strong rare earth magnet for the catch. One lesson I learned is I used “gorilla glue” for the magnets and MAN that stuff bubbles out and expands 3x its volume and caused quite a mess that I had to clean up and still had some glue on the finish I couldn’t get out of the pores. I think I’ll try another glue next time, perhaps a 2part epoxy would have the strength without the explosive volume drama.
This was fun and my daughter loves it so mission accomplished in my “book”!