|Project by Blackie_||posted 09-02-2013 12:06 PM||1329 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
This is another practice box, getting a feel for the finger joints MLCS Multi Joint System was used and once again I optioned for Knotty Alder due to it’s easiness and cost accounting for mistakes, this is a new venture for me in box making and also a learning experience as I just figured out how to do the upper kerf in the walls for the lid panel also venturing into mortises for hinges and lid lifts, though only the lid lift was mortised on this box, the bottom feet cutout in the box is also my first, the tray I optioned for a bandsaw tray as I had scrap blocks laying around, they offer easy access to items due to the rounded walls and they are quick to make, the wooden hinges are made from walnut, the lid inlay and the lid lift are made from Texas Cedar Elm that I harvested via chainsaw from my parents next door neighbor, it was a tree that had been dead for over 2 years still standing. This box measures 9 1/2” Long x 5” High x 6” Deep it is finished in a single coat of tung oil and several coats of wipe on poly my own mix and a final coat of paste wax.
Thanks for looking hope you enjoy and also comments are always enjoyed reading and replying to.
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