|Project by Blackie_||posted 01-08-2014 02:08 PM||3104 views||14 times favorited||21 comments|
Shown are three boxes, all with open ports on the back for charging cords to pass through, the first box is made from Texas Cedar Elm with Walnut used for the wooden hinges, splines and the lid, the second is Zebra also using Walnut for the hinges, the splines and the lid, the third is Cherry with Mahogany for the hinges, keys and the lid, the method I used for building the lids is from an article I picked up from Fine Woodworking Magazine the method is fairly quick and simple, once you have your measurements using your table saw, lifting the 1/8” blade up to around 3/16” – 1/4” depending on the thickness of your side walls then gap the fence from the blade the width of the blade which would be 1/8” taking the side walls top facing the fence pass all four sides through the blade creating a kerf on each wall, the lid panel is cut to size and 1/2” thickness, it’s passed through the blade up on edge all four sides are also kerfed so that when it’s fitted into the wall panels it over laps at the top hiding any and all gaps giving it a raised panel lid. I cut out an oval slot on the rear of each box 1/2” x 1” for a charging cable to pass through. The trays are all bandsaw trays from scrap alder blocks, I used K Presto Felt which has an adhesive backing which for me eliminates the messy flocking and toxic glue fumes, the bottoms of each box, I used cereal box cardboard then wrapped regular felt and scotch taped to the back side of the cardboard also cut to fit the bottoms of each box.
Each box tells it’s own story, from a rustic appearance to a modern appearance, the Texas Cedar Elm I cut with chainsaw the rest was acquired from lumber yard.
More added Pictures below.
Each box measures in the following order posted
12” x 7” 4 1/2”
10” x 7” x 5”
11” 7” x 5”
All were finished with a single coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on satin poly and a final coat of paste wax.
Thanks for looking and all comments are enjoyed and replied too.
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