|Project by JL7||posted 179 days ago||1794 views||25 times favorited||24 comments|
Sticking with the Maple only theme again here…these are made from old gym flooring. All boards re-sawn to 1/4” and several of the top/bottom panels are book-matched.
As usual, I just started cleaning up this old materiel and the design evolved from that. These are sliding top boxes and I couldn’t decide on how to create the pull for the top…..then I thought about the old wood bodied hand planes that are adjusted by knocking on the front or back of the plane. So these are “knock” boxes:
Finish is tinted shellac and sanded back down, a coat of BLO and then polished and waxed with Beall wood buff.
Fun little project, built one at a time with 3 dedicated router table setups so I got pretty fast at building them. If you size your material carefully and setup your groove depths right, you can cut the top, bottom and the 2 long sides the same length. Then cut the 2 short ends 1/4” wider than the top and bottom. Viola.
Then take your thin kerf hand saw and cut the top off of one of the ends:
That little cutoff will form the end of your sliding top.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.