|Project by Fettler||posted 12-14-2013 11:35 AM||1284 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is the 2nd box i’ve made in my life time. The wood is reclaimed from Ballpark bench seating (there was a lot of frustration in the “reclaiming” process). Since i used 1/2 blind dovetails i cut the dados on my table saw. The rough cuts for the box were done on the table/band saw and final dimensioning/joinery was done with hand tools.
I used deft gloss finish on the outside of the box and on the underside of the top. Spraying the underside of the top with gloss was a bad idea as it left a residual smell. I rubbed a bit of lemon zest on the inside to try to cover up the smell, but the net result is that it ended up smelling like a urinal cake. =\
I used this box to ship a friend a nintendo USB controller and a little Mario USB drive with some NES emulator software+roms (the games we use to play years ago). I stuck the USPS label right to the bottom and dropped it off at the post office. I’ll ask him to send a picture when he gets it to see what kind of shape its in.
-- --Rob, Seattle, WA