My sister asked if I could make her a box for the small size Kleenex. So here's a few shots of that process. The captions tell the story. The wood I believe to be sapele - it's recycled from a cabinet another hobby woodworker made years ago.
|After squaring up and cutting tails in the 5/16" thick resawn stock|
|Marking the pins|
|A closer view - please disregard the overcuts on the tail board|
|Marking the pin baseline from the tail board thickness|
|First dry fit|
|After leveling the top and bottom edges of the dry-assembled box, plowed|
the 1/8" wide, 5/32" deep grooves and plugged the ends on the pin board.
The excess wood was flushed after the glue dried.
|Dry fit with the grooves lining up|
|Top fitted. Top is a smidge over 5/16" thick, with rabbets on upper|
surface so that the top of the top is just barely above the sides.
The edges that are seen were "pillowed" to smooth the transition.
|Glued up and shellac drying - 4 or 5 coats were used.|
A coat of paste wax finished it up.
|The top can float, but is fairly tight. I'm happy with the relatively even reveal.|
|Here it is next to another I made about 10 years ago in the power tool days.|
|The top of that one was glued on and look what happened over time.|
I'm certain my sister will love this box. The wood is gorgeous and finished beautifully.