Cherry box with tray

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Project by MichaelT77 posted 01-11-2014 07:30 PM 630 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small box made of cherry. No matter how I try to keep things aligned and in tune, mitered corners are always a challenge for me ( and I didn’t want to take the time to cut dove tails). The bottom is a piece of poplar. It’s captured in grooves. I may lay a piece of adhesive backed cork or something on the bottom. The tray was an afterthought. All cherry. Again, challenging mitered corners. Very close tolerances. It accounts for half the depth of the box. The tray just floats down onto corner stops as the air escapes around the side. That’s the most entertaining part of the completed project. Shellac finish. I may have done a few things differently if I could get past my impatience and my inclination to design projects on the fly.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 09:08 PM

Excellent! Love the subtle grain pattens on top.

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 12:03 AM

very nice work

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 03:59 AM

I thought I could jazz the box up a little by adding some feet. So, this is my first attempt at turning some ball feet on the lathe. They didn’t turn out so hot, but I used them anyway. The glue is drying. I’ll post a picture of the final result later.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 03:55 PM

OK. Done, I think. On to the next project.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 04:40 PM

It’s very nice looking and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 05:09 PM

Very nice work.

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 05:06 PM

Good looking box! Like the clean lines and the feet really add to its beauty. Well done!

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