Dad passed several years ago now but left me a box he had made when a kid and gave to his mom. It is in disrepair with glue joints failing (@ 50 years old). Memory not serving well regarding the top including or not including a lip. However the top is hinged and hinges recessed. The wood retains a bit of shine on 80% of the exterior, interior has no shine. The box measures @6 inches across front, @4 inches to back and @3 inches tall. The grain is red to brown, not sure if it’s mahogany.
I wonder if I should glue-up only the pieces that readily come apart or attemt to seperate all pieces before the glue-up?
I have recently seen many small wood projects that include NO finish and are extremely beautiful.
I suppose I could leave the finish the way it is … as opposed to removing the current one.
Any suggestions ??
-- tsmith - Garland, TX.