|Project by Blackie_||posted 07-20-2013 10:29 PM||1762 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Pictured I was commissioned to build this potato bin for a customer that lives in the coastal region and will be in an outdoor environment to store his potato’s in so I optioned for red cedar for this reason along with custom made wooden hinges.
Build OK now, I am stepping out into uncharted waters on this build, everything about it is a first for me, the dovetails are my very first to do and if you notice I managed to get the pin and tail boards backwards :) I was hoping I’d get a (don’t tell) freebie on this one, haha for the dovetails I used the Keller model 1500 jig. The Beveling of the lid, It too was my first, I used a couple scrap western cedar boards to practice with in order to get it right, the static part of the hinge (top) of box I gave it a 22.5 degree bevel and left the lid without a bevel and it worked perfect also using my INCRA 1000 to add the 22.5 angles on each side wall. The Hinges once again are my very first box joint wooden hinges to make, I used my newly purchased MLSC Multi joint system to make the 1/4” box joints on the hinges, a great jig and I also plan on writing a review about it. The box measures 22 1/2” at the rear and 18” at the front, 15” in depth and 14 1/2” in width, it is finished in two coats of outdoor marine Varnish.
Side Note: for those of you that know my work, the bandsaw was at rest on this build :) well except for the resaw on wood width :)
Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed reading and applying too.
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