TJRON. . . Continued...
I Glued up some scrap wood (turned out it was teak) to practice
making a cylinder on the lathe (I'm a noobie with the lathe).
When I was done playing (screwing up), I decided to cut the
cylinder into thirds and make a box out of it.
The tops have to come off one @ time:
The round box:
I cut the octagon pieces with a router bit.
I bought a set some years ago from Jesada to cut up to twelve
For me it's the only way to go to get perfect miters every
I turned the octagon on the lathe and then cut it into thirds.
I then cut chunks out of two of the circles and glued them up.
I wrapped sand paper on the full circle and used it to sand
the sides to fit.
I cut dovetails in scrap and glued them in so the lids stay
in place with sliding dovetails.
This was very problemic as my cylinder was not very concentric
after my amateur lathe work.
I'm good at persevering so it worked out.