wood and metal box
I'm starting to like the idea of combining wood and metal in my box making, so starting off very slow, I added some brass strips to the joints on this one.
This is as complicated as I can make at the moment. I used a birdsmouth cutter for the joints. The top and bottom are in dado slots, all done on the router table, and most panels are thicknessed on my router sled.
The box is made of Teak front and back, Walnut ends, and Bubinga top, bottom, and corners, with the legs edged with Sycamore.
i must admit the brass in the slits was an afterthought, and its not immediately obvious but i like the idea enough to have ordered some brass banding for future boxes.
I have a treasure chest in the pipeline and that will have a lot of brass on it.
This box is 13" x 6" x 4" high. I still have to find a latch for the front.
Last edited by sunnybob; 11-22-2017 at 12:57 AM.