|Project by albachippie||posted 11-10-2013 09:29 PM||1810 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first box that I have tried. I know that all joinery is pretty much based on a box, but you know what I mean!
It is made from maple and walnut. The panels are all 1/2” thick. Dovetails are done on a trend jig that I bought on sale about three years ago, and only just took out of the box and set up!
Anyway, this has a lot of firsts for me.
-It was the first time I have resawn timber on my bandsaw successfuly
-It was the first time I have attempted dovetails
-It was the first time I have made in inset tray
-It was the first time I actually made a hardwood box at all!
This was very much an experiment in all of the above, but also, I really wanted to use Walnut in a project. Never used it before, but really like the grain in it and wanted to try it out.
Overall I am pretty pleased with it, and think it was a success. But I have learned some lessons.
Next time I will pay more attention to the router depth. The dovetails, although tight, could be a bit better. I will also pay a lot more attention to the uniformity of the thickness of the individual parts. The end of one of the panels was no more than a millimetre thinner than the rest of the parts, but this had a noticeable effect on the fitting of the dovetail. The tray worked quite well. Again, resawn on the bandsaw and finished in the thicknesser, then sanded prior to assembly.
I have learned a lot from this, but really enjoyed it, and can’t wait to make another box!
Cheers for looking, and comments welcome,
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl