Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Smaller Box

Way back in June I made this box with a sliding lid from Make Magazine (see way below for images/info). This weekend I was in a real funk -- hadn't even stepped foot in the shop in weeks, and had been over a month since I made anything.

But after listening to the most recent episode of the Reclaimed Audio podcast, I vowed to get out into the shop and out of my funk.

So I made a much smaller version of the same box. I used a bunch of scrap wood I had left over from other projects.

Overall, I was fairly pleased with it, though I should spend a lot more time sanding it to make it "cleaner" and the lid was slightly too loose.

I added a movable divide with some "dado" slots. That turned out to be ugly and kind of a waste of time. I thought of this kind of like a pencil box, and I figured you'd want a place to put your erasers and such, and keep them separate from the pencils. I don't know... I don't like the way it looks, but it functions just fine.

1 comment:

  1. Well, no wonder you have no time for writing, you've been doing lots of cool woodworking projects!