Joe Lyddon 06/16/05 09:13 AM
Mark, I was thinking of making a top similar to yours.
On paper, it seems like opening just one piece, that it
would run into another piece, and go all the way around...
Does that happen?
How much space do you have between them... looks like 1/8"?
Do all parts have to be opened... just a little bit?
I was going to have my dowels go half way through to be
out of sight... but yours looks nice... why should I bother?
Would it be OK with you if added your box (along with
others already present) to my collection?
oscarMadison 06/16/05 10:26 AM
Joe, no problem add it to your site.
For the top, each lid can be opened with out doing
anything to the other lids.
For the gap, I used a bandsaw to cut the tops out
of one piece and then sanded.
I ended up with about 1/8" for the gap.
It's hard to see but I have felt on the lid pieces
so they rest up against each other with out knocking.
The trick is to scribe arcs with a radius the is equal
to half the diagonal.
Starting at one corner and working your way around
scribe the arcs.
Then cut the lid on a bandsaw.
The closer the box is to square rather then
rectangular the better the top pieces look.
Joe Lyddon 06/16/05 10:44 AM
Mark, cool tips!!
I thought you just free-handed a nice 'S'
I was planning on going the Band Saw Box approach
with the starting block being 4.5" x 5.5" x 2"...
actually, a piece of scrap of NICE wood...
One of these days, I'll get on it...
Thank you for your permission and inspiration.
Will post & PM when added.
DidYouSeeWhatISawed 06/16/05 10:58 AM
That's really great!
What do the lids pivot on?
Are they just on a dowel that is loose in the box corner?
oscarMadison 06/16/05 01:39 PM
1/4" brass rod, covered by a 3/8" plug.