|Project by james3one||posted 01-18-2014 03:22 PM||1253 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Just to prove that I haven’t been sitting on my hands, here’s a box I made out of re-purposed lumber. I built a modular desk for an interior designer and didn’t use the corner support(before that it was shelving). I showed up before it could be tossed and took it back to the shop.
This is based on the box that Peter Follansbee made with Roy on the Woodwright’s shop. Except for the modern hinges it’s essentially the same box. All the shaping and rabbets were done by hand. As a matter of fact the whole thing was made with hand tools. I point out the fact that the pine doesn’t carve well but I doubt that i’d try it anyway. Everything is joined together with cut nails.
As to the dimensions, I don’t remember. Using scrap tends to get you off the original plans a bit. Suffice it to say that ‘Bread Box’ would be the best reference for the final dimensions.
This was also helpful in assessing some of my hand tools. I”ll be replacing my Stanley 78 with a new plane from Veritas. That old craftsman 3732 block plane will be placed in my cold dead hand when they plant me 6 ft. under. End grain, bevels or smoothing small parts its fab. I have a flat sided 605 but it turns out my older round side works just as well, and yes they both have the original blades.
Brief update on the size. It’s just large enough to hold a nice bottle of wine.
-- James, Tulsa OK,