HI, I like it very nice,differant to,i like to make em to,but i gave them all away accept one my wife keeps,gotta make two more for the kids in Ca.She`s 15,and the boy is 16,looking for the right design for the boy. nice work Carl
..here is my latest one. Very simple design. It is Holly with a Bloodwood top. I made this as I thought it would be pretty. I think I should have gone with a flat panel and not a raised one. I think the raised panel draws your eyes away from the Holly too much. It is absolutley amazing how smooth Holly can get. Extremely tight grain. Burns really, really easy though. One thing you might notice is the moulding on the inside lid and you might ask yourself "Why?". Well I wanted to finish the Bloodwood before I put the box together to keep it from contaminating the Holly. I was going to be doing some other finishing for a few days, so I formed the panel and cut the matching grooves in the sides. Well, when I started to fit the box together I noticed the top edge needed some sanding do to saw marks. Sanded it and glued the box up. Didnt do a dry fit first as I already had done that and knew it would go together. Forgot to put a small dab of glue on the short side of the panel. DUH! I sanded the tight fit of the top panel and sides right off and without the glue I use to keep it centered, the panel rattled. Hating to lose this box, I got creative. I used the moulding to put pressure upwards to keep the panel from rattling and the panel can still expand and contract.
Sorry for the ramble, but I thought maybe someone else might need this trick someday.
Yup. Been asked that a lot and I use my router table and this jig. It isn't pretty but it works well. I cut my pieces 1/8" wide, grab the jig and cut the fingers, then trim them to width. They are a teeny bit out but the fingers fit tight every time with no fuss or muss.