|Project by aussiedave||posted 191 days ago||668 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is my very first project, an A4 Document or keepsake box that I made about a year ago. It is nothing flash, very basic. I did mitred corners with slots on all four sides top and bottom to take the veneered ply for the lid and base. Then I glued all four sides together with the ply in the grooves for the top and bottom of the box. Just used band clamps to hold it all together while the glue was setting. I sanded the insides of the box before gluing, and then the outside after the belts were removed. Then placed the glued up box on the table saw, with the fence set to 17mm (about 5/8” for the US) and cut the lid free from the rest of the box. I gave the whole box two coats of Danish oil not really knowing a whole lot about finishing at that stage of my woodworking. I then cut a sheet of cardboard and spray glued a piece of buff coloured suede leather to it for the inside of the box. The box itself is Tasmanian Oak. So my woodworking journey began.
-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....