|Forum topic by Scootles||posted 08-06-2013 02:56 AM||766 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-06-2013 02:56 AM
Hey everyone, I’m fairly new to the field. I do custom furniture for a living, however I’d like to take some of my knowledge home with me. The problem is that in the shop we have any tool you can imagine, at home, I have hardly anything. I’ve got a small project in mind and I’m curious if you guys can tell me the bare minimum needed to complete the project with a professional look.
The project I want to do is simply a box. Sort of like a jewelry box, but without any dividers or compartments. 2 rough designs I have for the box are:
I’m keeping it simple, and without individual compartments because it is going to be a keepsake box for my girlfriend to store all of the little things she has from our relationship. She has things like receipts, movie stubs, cards and whatnot.
In the top of the box I want to inlay something… Maybe as simple as ‘Annabel’(her name) but who knows.
The tools I have:
Jewelers saw w/#0000 blades.
I have a few other minor tools, but I’m curious… do you guys think I could somehow make a box of any real quality with minimal tools? I’m bordering homeless, so buying tools is out of the question. I was going to be able to spare some money for the wood needed since I’m only aiming for around 8” deep, 12”wide, 4”tall for the box.
If the answer is no, what tools would I need? From time to time my boss is cool enough to let me work on my lunch break on personal projects, but I don’t want to push my luck with that.