Well, the banding actually sliced and attached to the box so I guess we’ll chock it up as a crooked little success. I was giving about 50 / 50 odds on it working out at all.
This is the banding block that was gluing up when I did my entry yesterday. It’s 3/16” thick. so it will, when sliced, require a 3/16” recess in the box to inlay it. It’s not really pretty, but the object here is to see if it can be done at all. There are certainly lots of places I could have taken more care if this were a real project.
Here the strips have been sliced off the block and wonder of wonders, I was able to find the box. (I’m not joking…. it’s really easy to lose.)
This is a sort of mini temporary router table I jigged up for this job. It’s basic component is the bottom half of my home made pin router setup. I just added a zero clearance veneer and a “fence”.
The 1/8” router bit is only up about 1/32” so I’m pretty safe here.
After cutting the box in two on the scroll saw (a little below center of the recess), it’s time to miter in the banding. This was done with the scroll saw and stationary belt sander. Again more care could have been taken. After all this is just fooling around.
Now, with the banding glued on, it’s time to close off the bottom of the box. I decided to make a striped pedestal from some of the unsliced banding block. First it needed to show banding on all four sides so I made one block out of two as in the photo..
Just for comparison,here’s the last banding I made (Demi-Lune Table in my projects) next to this stuff.
I thought I might be able to keep corn in my box but unfortunately, it’s not quite big enough. You can get a tic-tac in in but the top won’t close fully.
The next two pictures are the finished box, with the unhappy corn, mounted on a stack of post-it notes.
I did come up with one possible use for this little creation – It would make a decent tee….. once!
Thanks for dropping in. I hope you had as much fun with this as I did.
I still have most of the 3/32 plywood sheet left over so if any one else has an idea let me know. I’m bored a lot you know.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/