|Project by lanwater||posted 12-26-2013 06:47 AM||2197 views||10 times favorited||25 comments|
This was a fun project to do.
Thanks to Martyn’s (britboxmaker) very detail blogs it was easy.
The pictures in his blogs are really good and helps greatly in understanding the build process.
Without the blogs I wouldn’t know where to start. Thanks Martyn!
I screwed up a couple of things by trying to change dimensions, especially the position of the top and bottom separation dado location.
I did not intend to have the top as deep as the bottom:). It would have been better if I had drawn some line before routing.
I also overdid it with the glue for the felt liner.
The original glue up was a little over 3/4. It was resawed with the intention of making 2 boxes. A weekend later
one of them was bowed. All attempts to flatten it failed. It was trashed.
Cutting bottom dadoes:
After all the V-grove were cut on the router table and the glue dried (see referenced blog for details) ,the separation was done on the band saw, I located the cut line with the help of one of the disregarded 4 corners.
I chose the band saw over the table saw to minimize the loss of continuity due to the blade’s kerf.
Felt liner and lips being cut:
wood: walnut and maple
finish: wipe on satin poly gel from General Finishes
dimensions: 3 3/4×4 1/16×2 11/16
All comments are welcome. Anyone who has a technique to prevent the bowing after resaw, please share.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA