|Forum topic by shopguy2||posted 11-18-2013 03:56 PM||1324 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-18-2013 03:56 PM
I want to build a box like the one in this picture, about 6”x9” oval, maybe 2 to 3” tall.
I’ve build similar boxes using my band-saw, bench sander, and router with bowl cutting bit—but I’m not sure how to do this type of lid, or even what it is called to search online for ideas (i.e.-inlaid, sliding, etc). I want to make it all from one solid piece, probably maple or walnut, maybe other types later.
My main concern is how to get the top, the inside (bevel?) to fit well in the box. In the past I’ve created a template out of clear plastic (plexi-glass?) to hollow out the inside with my bowl cutting bit… maybe a way that template could help for the top?
I’ve seen other people make tops like this out of 2 pieces, but I’m hoping to find a way to keep it one solid piece of wood—if safe/practical method for doing so.
Being able to build several about the same (want to try with a few types of wood) would be an added bonus, but not 100% required. I’m not that great at “free hand” stuff, so I usually prefer to build jigs/templates when I can, especially for oval objects like this one.
First time here, sorry if posted in wrong forum, and thanks for providing this great website with lots of ideas and info.