|Project by maplerock||posted 09-25-2013 07:10 PM||1695 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
Ambrosia Maple, walnut splines, and a top that might be oak… not absolutely sure.
I have been spending a lot of time in the workshop. I am the kind of guy that is easily bored, so I try new things quite a bit. I wanted a different kind of lift for my box and found an oriental (?) design. Never did it before and probably did it wrong, but it came out OK. Only glue holds the circle and the lift… I hope it holds.
And I like the legs, they look good… but when I opened the box more than 90 degrees, it was tipsy.
I thought of several ways to fix it. First I put a chain on the lid. That helped a lot. Still though it needed to be a little more stable. I pondered and pondered. I would melt some lead… drill out the legs and pour the molten metal into the holes. But wait… would that set my box on fire? Char the wood? What if I miss the hole? Nix that idea.
Finally I decided to use a scrap of wood from the original board I had used for the box and glue it to the underside between the legs. That would add some weight. I did it, and it is stable enough. Next time I will extend the legs out to a wider, more stable point.
I am learning more everyday. Getting a little better. I didn’t even have any kickbacks yesterday on the table saw!!!
Thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana