|Project by snowdog||posted 08-27-2008 09:26 PM||2032 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
When I bought my lathe I needed tools and really didn’t know what I wanted or if I would like turning so I grabbed a middle of the road set of chisels. Too bad they didn’t come with a box. But in a way I guess it was a good thing. I got to try my hand at making a box. I am amazed at how long things take to make. I have built some rather large projects, decks that are 40×60 and all the things that go along with them. Installed kitchens.. etc All carpentry for sure but not really the same as making a box or anything small. It seems to take as long (if not longer) to make something small than building big projects. It also seems to take a lot more skill :)
Here is my crude attempt at a box.
I went to HomeD for the crappy hardware and was very disappointing in what they offered. I’ll look harder next time. If anyone has suggestions on where to get better hardware please feel free to pass the info on. Lee Valley seems to be pretty good but I really don’t know what I am buying .. yet :) (dang millimeters)
Made from pine and some plywood laying around.
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..