|Project by maplerock||posted 120 days ago||1123 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I have a lot to learn about making boxes. I learned quite a bit making this one. I wanted to make a box with a different kind of top. I have been making solid tops mostly, with an occasional inset panel, usually nice plywood with veneer. For this one I decided to rout the sides and top panel to inset it. It was difficult for me. Ultimately I want to make a box with a pin type hinge (like Greg the Cajun Box Sculptor) but I’ve never seen it done yet. I will add that to my bag of tricks eventually. This one has a piano hinge.
It came out OK… but the look I got doesn’t match the difficulty for me. The box is pretty nice though. It is all Cherry with walnut splines. It’s Heavy. That’s what I wanted. A box that when you pick it up you say, “That’s a man’s box.” Nothing sissy about this one.
Here’s a link to the type of box hinge & lid I want to try eventually: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90146
So if you can tell from the photos, tell me what you think. Clunky? Lid too big? Boring? I like it, but it isn’t as magnificent as I wanted it to be. The finish is good… tung oil, & 6 coats of wipe on poly.
I’d like to fill it with money. It would hold quite a bit.
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana