This blog is about the evolutionary process from 2x10 by 16 inch cast off to cute little box.
I began at 3:30 with a piece of wood and an idea.
|a piece of spruce stud from a dumper.|
Once flat I ripped the board into 2 3/4 strips. After ripping the boards I re-sawed them on the table saw. I have an older version of the Bosch contractors saw. (I took the guard off, made the cuts and put the guard back). When doing this sort of thing I find that the lost material is not a big deal and the narrow boards can easily be re-sawn on the table saw, quicker and straighter than I can do it on the band saw.
That is some of the dressed lumber that came from the 2x10. This the photo of what is left after I made two boxes.
These are two boxes that are glued and drying as I am writing. One box has mitred corners, the one with the green tape and will get an inset lid. I am using lead weights to hold the inset bottoms on the boxes and elastic hair bands from the $ Store to hold the sides together while the glue dries. The second box has butt joints on the corners with extended ends, I plan to put some sort of hinged lid on that box. Both boxes will get wood burned, or carved designs on them once I sand them down.
The time spent sanding and finishing will be as great as the time spent building, as is always the case. As you can see I have enough material to make at least two if not three more boxes all for the cost of $00.00 in materials.
The next step is to set up stops and jigs and cut out several boxes at once to speed up production.