|Project by maplerock||posted 08-08-2013 11:23 PM||2005 views||4 times favorited||22 comments|
I’m having a good time, trying all sorts of boxes lately. I’ve completed a few more and thought I’d post. I don’t really crank them out that fast. I can make most of a box in a day, complete the fabrication the next day, and then three days or so to finish. I have tried hinged lids, lift off lids, sliding tops, piano hinges, small hinges, big boxes, small boxes, solid tops, floating tops, leather liners, etc. I reckon I’ve made just about every mistake you can make, so I thought I’d list a few:
I forgot not to glue in a solid wood bottom board (more than once).
I also forgot to rout bottom and inside lid edges before gluing (again more than once).
I have forgotten to carve out fingertabs before applying hinges ( more than once).
I forgot to oil board before gluing it up.
Embarrassingly I cut miter on the wrong side of the dado.
I miscut when removing box top, which makes for a lot of work to correct.
I wobbled on a spline cut resulting in hole too big.
Didn’t get splines in deep enough resulting in a gap.
Used too much glue.
Used too little glue.
I applied poly too thick… hate those drips!
And more… Thankfully I worked the mistakes out, and I’m actually pretty happy with these boxes so far. I have three or four more in the finishing stage that actually have gone pretty smoothly.
Do you guys ever make these silly mistakes?
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana