Almost to the month, 5 years ago, I built a trinket box with a lot of
detail inlay pieces that resembled a quilting pattern called Building
Blocks, IIRC. Anyway I followed the plans from WoodSmith magazine and
had great difficulty following "their directions" and having the project
come out correctly. Long story short their instructions had numerous
errors and to this day I look back and wonder how I got it to come out
right. I built one of these boxes with the expectation of building
several. I had several people that wanted to buy in quantities.
Swingman ended up with that box and it looks great along with all of his
furniture in his home that he has built through the years. One of the
persons that wanted a few of these boxes is having a birthday, 7d
something ;~), on Halloween. She is finally getting one.
I have been working feverishly for the last 5 days recreating that box,
another one, and 6 more. I absolutely had to complete at least one and
having had great difficulty 5 years ago I decided to concentrate on one
or two boxes. I discovered the serious error in the instructions and
discovered that the instructions were also way too complicated. I
simplified the shape of some of the parts and it is almost fool proof
Here is how box number one looked yesterday afternoon. It need final
sanding of the little parts and a few coats of varnish.
Box number two in the back ground before I applied a 1/8" radius round
over to the 30+ parts on top.
Sides for 6 more boxes
And just playing around with the pieces I think I am also going to make
a large framed wall display to hang on the wall and probably larger than
this. Oddly this array seems to be floating in mid air. ;~)
The pieces are 1/4" thick and actually sitting directly on top on my TS.
Questions or comments?