|Project by robscastle||posted 10-22-2013 04:29 AM||1343 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is a box I made then added lids to specifically to practice doing medallion inserts.
The jig I developed from Andy’s Blog so if it looks familiar that is the reason why.
The walnut is a piece from degoose’s collection that I selected to book match for the medallion inserts.
The rest of the pine box is from materials custom constructed in the workshop:-
The frame sides, were dovetailed using the Gifkings Jig and the A10 template
The internal divider/carry handle, now there is a first ! made on the table saw and shaper with a barley feature added.
The base, butt jointed ply framed in custom trim.
The two lids were cut from a single piece of pine utilising the running grain .
I rabbeted the edges to a custom fit and then added the medallions.
I routed out in the recessed area using the Jig in the attached photos, andthen finished the corners with a chisel.
The medallion as mentioned earlier came from some of degoose’s stock.
I always enjoy working with his timber as the features hidden below the rough sawn surfaces are always amazing.
Check this out, the walnut came from this jointer run I did after returning home from my Sydney trip.
So from a small humble stick of walnut I jointed and sawed it in two, found a really nice book match features, glued it together, thicknessed it and cut it to suit the medallion insert recess.
The pictures don’t do it a great deal of credit as the running grain in the pine lids and the two running book matched medallions look absolutely fantastic.
Sanded with grit up to 320 and a coat of Danish Oil finished it off.
It took me far too long to make this simple box, I estimate it took over two days and almost half of one day was consumed in making the lid medallion jig, however I enjoyed every moment of it, makes one appreciative of being alive!!
Some closing credits
1. My fellow woodworker Larry for the timber, and the hours of informal chatter/mentoring and just plain friendship (if there is such a thing as plain friendship)
2. Lumberjocks member, Andy and his excellent blog on box making and how to insert medallions in the lids.
What am I going to do with it? possibly hide it in the next box of clothing we send to the Philippine’s as a surprise!
-- Regards Robert