|Project by Jasonjenkins||posted 03-04-2014 02:42 PM||2634 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
My “home shop” is one bay of my two car garage. I have recently reached that magical point where my tools allow for more than just upgrades to the house- and can now do actual woodworking projects! This is the first box I have done since high school (some dozen plus years ago.) It should not have given me as much trouble as it did, but I found I am having to remember much that I have forgotten. I am proud of the idea of mounting the lock upside down in the lid. It works well as a bit of a lift and means I don’t have to mount a knob or something right above it.
I made this project for my wife’s grandmother who passed on some of my wife’s grandfathers tools to me. I have yet to put a divider on the inside, still deciding on exactly what to do there.
It was the first time for me using a trans-tint dye to help the grain really show up, first time using bubinga, and first time mortising in a lock first time using Arm-r-seal. First time buying hardwoods since moving to Salt Lake City- learned a bunch of where to buy and even about lumber grades.
Thanks to the lumberjocks that have helped me with some of the basics. All comments welcome!
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