|Forum topic by DRStevick||posted 11-19-2011 11:09 PM||5594 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-19-2011 11:09 PM
Please let me start out by saying that I am definately NOT an expert woodworker… more like an experienced hobbiest. I’ve never designed a piece from scratch before; I’ve always used a plan from a magazine or something. A friend of mine asked me to build a watch box. Not finding anything in plans, I decided to take what (limited) knowledge I had and try and design something myself. He’s happy with the results; I was hoping that by posting my idea here I could make sure that it will actually work as I have it planned.
The insert will be made from 1/4” maple using rabbets on the edges for the outside, and grooves along the inside faces for the grid. The grid pieces are each full length, with grooves cut halfway through the material to allow them to set inside eachother.
The outer box is 1/2” koa, using a 1/2” box joint. A ledge glued on the inside of the koa box supports the maple insert. The curve in the bottom is centered, starting at the edge of the box joint and 1/2” tall.
The lid is what really concerns me. It has a 1/2” overlap of the sides and front, and flush in the back. The outer lid is 5/8” koa, 1 1/2” wide with mitered corners. On the inside edge of the lid I placed a 1/2” wide 3/8” deep rabbet to accept the 1/8” thick glass and 1/4” thick glass stops. In front of the glass are 1/4” thick maple mullions, half-lapped where they overlap; these will be attached to the glass using clear silicone.
Attached is the picture of my idea in Sketchup. I am very open to any ideas or suggestions for the design. I know that as I have it designed now it is within my ability to create. I think that the design works… Please tear it apart!