52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 35-42


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Field 35

The final time I wrote about my efforts to make 52 containers in 52
weeks, many people have been considering of Thanksgiving turkery, candy
potato souffle, and pumpkin pie. The vacation season was busy
for me and easily forgot to replace my progress right here on the Tremendous
Woodworking website. After all, I’ve been plugging alongside within the
store and writing about every field over at MEK Woodworks. Photos
of the containers are above. Now, a number of phrases about every one. If
you’d prefer to examine certainly one of them in better element, click on
the hyperlink. I hope you get pleasure from them.

Box 35 This can be a huge model of favor a field
that I usually make. I made it as a result of I wished to see what number of
particular person compartments I might get right into a field, how small they
may very well be, and so forth. Additionally, it was a take a look at run for a field that I’m
planning to make within the close to furture.

Box 36 I actually like this little ebony field,
and I used a brand new method for preserving the lid on the field. Each
the field and the lid have a rabbet across the exterior edge. I
glued a strip into every rabbet on the lid, and while you put the
lid on the field, these strips register within the rabbets within the
field. The strip is only a bit happy with the field, in order that your
fingers can seize it and pull the lid off.

Box 37 This field is similar to field 36 in
some ways. They’re the identical dimension, for instance. The lid is held
in place in a similar way. Nevertheless, as a substitute of getting a
strip run all the way in which across the field, I mortised two small
“buttons” into the lid (one on the entrance, one on the again).
Together with field 36, it’s certainly one of my favorites to this point.


Box 38 I used to be out of my thoughts after I determined to
make this one. I find it irresistible, but it surely was loads of work. The grain
runs steady up the edges and excessive. It’s like three
particular person containers stacked on high of one another. The milk painted
spacers are there to each maintain them aside and to tie them
collectively. I made the pulls by wrapping thread round metallic
rings. The field is constituted of madrone. The drawer fronts are
salvaged white pine.

Box 39 That is the largest field I’ve made so
far (about 14 in. tall and 20 in. lengthy). It’s a kindling field. I
made it to experiment with by means of mortises. The dovetails are
oriented so that you just see the tails’ endgrain, calling to thoughts
the tenons’ endgrain.

Box 40 I’ve made a number of comparable containers throughout
this enterprise. This time it’s an apple physique, with customized inexperienced
milk paint for the lid. The pull is new, too, or at the very least its
form is. There’s cloth on the within.

Box 41 This little sugar/salt field is constituted of
salvaged white pine and white oak. Each are quartersawn. The
backside is a brand new method. I glued some shopsawn veneer to a
skinny piece of plywood after which rabbeted the face reverse the
veneer. The rabbeted face was glued to the underside of the field to
create a slim hole between the field and backside. I prefer it.

Box 42 My third bandsawn field. I made it utilizing
a few of the strategies offered by Michael Cullen in Tremendous Wooddworking #250.

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