|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 05-28-2013 03:36 PM||2336 views||9 times favorited||23 comments|
A finger (UK) or box (US) jointed box but no such joints were cut during it’s construction. How? See below.
Construction – Finger (Box) jointed box with sliding lid.
Dimensions – 100 mm square x 100 mm high. 6 mm thick walls.
Materials – Anjan and Maple
Adhesives – PVA, CA
Finish – Sanded to 400 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic
Well the last image gives you a clue, The side pattern was laminated from 16 alternating coloured pieces (6.25 mm thick), staggered by just over 6 mm between layers (using perspex spacers in the glue-up), about five times the eventual wall thickness of the box plus allowance for saw cuts (40 mm), . This block was then re-sawn into four pieces, each thicknessed to 6 mm. Every other piece was flipped (horizontally) and (after slots for top and bottom were routed) glued together as the box you see.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com