|Project by robscastle||posted 07-22-2013 01:58 AM||911 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I have been watching all the carved boxes getting posted and thought it was time I contributed as well.
This is my first carved box so its a entry level grade, nothing too fancy but just the same it me took quite a long time to complete.
The timber is a couple of pieces courtesy of Degoose’s excess stock.
Its all one lot of Hoop pine, no screws no nails just Titebond glue, the timber was originally received glued together so from the outset there was lots of work to do.
Then came the set up testing for the lock miter joints, then carving (that was the easy part!?
The pattern is supposed to be a palm frond!
Sanding, sanding, making the base legs and a touch of sanding, then some more sanding followed by yet more sanding I did so much sanding I should have opened a beach resort!
Next was trying to figure out how I could cut something that big open with an incline in the opening that I wanted.
With all that completed then came the attaching the hinges and the final preparation, I was on the home run I thought.
I was concerned the glue may seep into the hinges and lock everything together so I had to constantly check it was opening OK.
All was going OK when it started to rain and as I pushed my table saw inside the box fell off the table and smashed apart!
I was going to scrap everything but as my wife and a few friends had seen it and made impressive positive comments about it I decided to press on, you guessed it more sanding was in order.
It was definitely a never again project but I think I will try again just for the heck of it and especially after seeing Andy’s latest post, not that I will ever be as competent as that!
I have heaps of photos and was going to do a blog on the steps but I saw there were quite a few contributions already.
Finished off with cloth inserts and 2 x coats of Spray can Poly.
I think it will end up as a Christmas Present for one of the family friends wife, I know it wont get relegated to the “stock room”
P.S. The weather is still very dull and hence the silver sheet in an attempt to get a decent shot.
-- Regards Robert