|Project by JL7||posted 08-04-2013 06:01 PM||2300 views||14 times favorited||14 comments|
This is the third post on the “Knock Box” concept…...I haven’t run out of material yet, so I keep building them…..and still trying to improve the fit and finish. The concept is to make an extremely simple looking box that is tricky to figure out how to open.
The latest design is an over-under playing card box. They hold two decks of cards (top and bottom). As my friend Randy would say, it facilitates dealing off the bottom of the deck…...
Here is how it works and the video is only 15 seconds….and of special note, the video thumbnail actually contains a thumbnail!
Pics 1 & 2 are the card boxes.
Pics 3 & 4 also include some other “regular” boxes plus one with a little removable tray thingie..
Pic 5 is all the unfinished boxes that are sitting in inventory…..waiting for a purpose…
Pic 6 is all the boxes I’ve built and still have….and I’ve given a dozen or so away…
I use a Japanese Dozuki saw to cut the end of the lid free from the side, but it leaves a thin gap:
So I’ve been gluing on a little filler piece and sanding them to suit to better keep the secret of the boxes:
Most of the materials used are re-purposed flooring, and cleaning up that material yields A LOT of this:
It occurred to me this thin little Birdseye scraps would make some cool inlay banding, I just push it thru the drum sander quick like and it’s good to go:
Here’s a little peek at the parts of the card box:
I have a mini CNC, so the boxes can be personalized…...that’s part of the reason I have a bunch unfinished, so I can just grab one and carve whatever I want. Here is an example from under the lid:
Material used in this latest batch: Birdseye maple, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Zebrawood, Padauk, Walnut, Tigerwood, Lacewood and probably one or two that I forgot. Most boxes have grain matching in all corners, which is done using book matched stock. A cool trick I learned from Doug Stowe.
Finish is Shellac and the Beall buffer…..
There is silent auction coming up to raise some funds for my sisters fight with cancer, so will be donating a few to the cause…...
I still have a good size stack of book matched stock, so might as well build a couple more ;>)
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA