|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-21-2014 04:33 PM||2838 views||19 times favorited||41 comments|
Here is another box created using my newest design, in combining bandsaw box making with joined box making, the inner core is made from Alder, a solid block of glue ups, the outer wood is cherry, I’m kind of new to working with cherry and I do like what it produces, both side doors open up to sets of hooks for necklaces to be hanged on the top drawer designed to hold rings, the two bottom drawers have lift out trays and the large center drawer has a hidden drawer, by removing the drawer and spinning it around it reveals the hidden drawer, I also added an open tray to the top of the box for a quick drop and go sorta-speak, the back of the box I added 1/2” box cut joint wooden hinges also made from Cherry then made cherry dowels to pin with.
The Build starts off with a glue up of several cut 7” x 14” planed slabs of Alder, square the block up, there are no front or back slices that needs to be cut off I just simply mark the drawer measurements on the face of the block to be cut and off then off to the bandsaw to cut the drawers out, drawers are sanded to a smooth finish before assembly then glued (back of drawer only), I then cut the face from the outer wood for the front and back, I cut the front (face board) to the size of the block face, each drawer cavity I allow 3/16” over lay for the front slabs I then cut the front board into drawer front slabs, before gluing the back board on, I place each drawer into the cavity making sure the orientation is correct, front to front back to back I then add glue to the front edges of the drawer the front slab is then pressed against the drawer front then I use squeeze clamps to press the slab against the drawer as it sits inside of the drawer cavity, I use business cards to gap between each slab so they aren’t rubbing each, the edges of each slab is also rounded with a 1/4” round over bit, once all that is down I then added the side miter cut panels to make up the necklace wings, then the back cut to size and glued on to make up the back of the box and the lid goes on last, I used a scroll saw to cut the top out to allow access for the open tray on top.
For the lining I used color choice felt and double stick carpet tape.
The box measures 14 1/2” x 11 1/4” x 7” and is finished in a single coat of tung oil, two coats of my own mix wipe on poly satin finish and a final coat of paste wax.
More pictures below.
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