Sliding Lid Box
I had a few pieces of pallet wood kicking around so I figured I would do something with them. I know, pallet wood is gross or something like that. Walnut and I think sycamore with a plywood bottom that I covered in fabric. Finished with shellac and wax.
I used hand tools mostly with an assist on the bandsaw for any rip cuts and my miter saw for rough crosscuts. I made it hard on myself and built the box to the lid instead of the other way around because of all the figure the lid board had and I didn't want to lose any of it. This is getting sent to my dad for Christmas.
Finished project first
The boards I was planning on using. I didn't end up using the oak board on the left.
This is when I decided to build the box to the lid. I wanted to preserve as much of this board as I could
Dimensioning. Right in the middle of this project I moved my hand tools from the garage to a spare basement bedroom which is way more enjoyable to work in. It has better lighting so I tried to take more pictures.
Gauge line popping off
Really long gauge line letting me know I've hit my mark
Squaring the ends
Cutting the waste out with a fret saw. I used to chop all the waste and it took me forever. This is quicker and I like it better.
First time using the blue tape trick. Made it easier to see
Smallest pins ever cut. It was challenging for me. My 1/8" chisel was too bulky so it made things difficult.
Time for the grooves
The end of a stopped groove
Fine tuning things
Working on rabbeting the lid
More fine tuning
Tiny little shavings
Yay it fits
I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric to a piece of plywood for the bottom. Couldn't have been happier with the results
Adding a slight curve to the lid
Made a curved finger recess with gouges to make it easier to open