|Forum topic by SG6578||posted 02-28-2015 03:45 AM||772 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-28-2015 03:45 AM
This is my first project after getting back into woodworking so I wanted to keep it simple yet decorative. I bored out the single piece 12/4 walnut base on a prototrak knee mill running a 3/4 hss endmill at the maximum 3200rpm of the machine. Using a larger cutter allowed me to achieve a better quality of finish with limited rpms. Sanded out nicely.
I made dados for the zebrawood in a solid piece of curly maple and biscuit jointed the pieces of walnut on the ends. Then I routed the an island roughly .010 smaller on all sides to compensate for swelling. No hinges. Made four indents for finger slots on the ends. Then sanded smooth.
Approx 11 1/2×7 outside dimensions with 3/4 walls.
Will finish this weekend and post a few more pictures.