A Little Asian Influence - Hand Tools Only
One of my lastest creations started out as an exercise in getting banding to meet perfectly at the mitered corners. As the project moved forward it decidedly needed some feet and from there the Japanese style handle finished it off.
I used Cherry, Walnut, and Maple.
The box dimensions are 9” wide, 4 1/2” deep, and 4 1/2” tall plus the feet and handle.
As always with my projects, it’s all done with hand tools only.
I didn’t have a full plan for this box when I started it, I was just practicing gluing panels together and getting the banding to match up at the corners.
It gave me good excuse to build a donkey's ear for my shooting board.
I really like the tri-colored shaving created from mitering the corners.
I had a piece of 3/4" walnut that was big enough to create the lid, so I decided to practice a raised panel technique and bring the edge down to the same thickness as the walnut bands.
Some scrap pieces of tiger maple became the feet and the handle.
The finish is 3 coats of Watco Danish Oil (natural) and furniture wax buffed out with a shoe shine brush.