hey everyone, just got a commission from the club that i am in for school to build a money box for when we have bake sales and other various sales. I am planning on making it out of Jatoba because thats what i have around right now. i am planning on dying it up and everything too. so first i started by milling the lumber down to a little under 3/8” and a little over 5/16ths. i am using such thin material so i could get as much lumber out of my lumber. i resawed the rough boards on my bandsaw and milled them down. here is a picture of everything milled and cut to length all laid out for the dovetails.
then i cleaned up the insides with my number 3 and a card scraper because clean up over the pins after the dovetails are cut will mess with the fit
then i cut the dovetails. i cut them on my Leigh D4R. not much room for creativity on these small pieces.
then i cut all the various corresponding slots in all the sides for the different compartments to hold the money.
last today i glues up all the dovetails. the slots are all lining up from what i can tell. there is no bottom because that will go in later. wish i could have put it in now but i have to finish it and everything and just putting it in later will make the whole thing a whole lot easier. the bottom will be poplar. should be able to color it close to the jatoba which will be colored too
so thats it for now. sometime in the next few days i will go over making the dividers as well as the lid and last the finish. pretty simple project but its a fun one too.