|Project by JimYoung||posted 02-24-2014 11:12 PM||1618 views||15 times favorited||16 comments|
Well, it seems like everyone else is making these cute little boxes so I thought I’d give it a try. I had some 3/8” cherry leftover from another project and some 1/2” plywood for making jigs. I stumbled across the shape on line and sketched it up.
All the layers were laminated except for the back. Once the drawer was cut out, the back was glued on and the outer shape was cut. The drawer handle is just free form and glued to the front.
I just have a craftsman 10” bandsaw, but I got some new “supercut” three wheeler blades for it. The narrowest blade they offer is 3/16” so it was a little trouble cutting the tight radiuses, but these blades cut well and brought new life to my little bandsaw.
I don’t have a spindle sander (need one before I try this again!), so it was sanded by hand and with an orbital sander. The edges were rounded over with the router. The finish is a clear poly applied with a foam brush. This helped to keep the fuzzies down. I rubbed the finish down with steel wool and brought the shine up with some paste wax. The box is lined with some black velvet that the wife had laying around.
-- -Jim, "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." -- Aesop