|Project by maplerock||posted 12-04-2013 03:27 AM||1500 views||11 times favorited||26 comments|
I have had a box like this in my mind for a long time… then I saw Dan’um’s project “http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92287” I liked his design and the rest is history.
So, I started with a wide pine board…
Laid out some lines (inspired by a pair of Caddyshack paints I own)
And started cutting some dados. I decided to try to insert. walnut strips with as few cuts as possible. To do that I cut dados in one direction on a side then glued in the strips.
After the glue dried I cut the perpendicular groove and then glued it a long strip. Repeat… repeat… repeat!
I sanded the inlaid walnut smooth with the box’s surface.
The handle came after lots of decision making… finger lift? No. Pull tab? No. Then I thought of a rectangular block of walnut. I think it worked out well. It’s held in place by two 1” dowels.
For hinges I opted for surface mounts, due to the fact that I absolutely needed the walnut lines to match perfectly when it opened and closed. They did the trick.
So, I have a pretty neat pine box. Large enough to hold the paisley golf shoes that match my Caddyshack pants.
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana