Family reunion is Sunday (July 12, 2015) and I’ve never taken any of my work for the raffle/silent auction, but this year I’m taking the burlap cross I recently did, and this keep sake box.
Came up with this raised panel lid insert design, using the Birdseye/Pecky/Knotty Pine that I got at Home Depot. The bottom is 1/4" Luan plywood.
After cutting all the parts, I sprayed Acrylic Poly on the inner surfaces of the lid insert, the sides and the bottom. Once those were dry, I glued the box up. After it dried, over night, I sanded the sides, then cut the lid loose. The fresh cut edges were sanded, then I made a hinge “Flip Stick” out of some 1/8" clear plastic and used it to set up my hinge cuts on the new router table.
The hinge mortises were cut and the hinges attached. At this point, July 9, 2015, I need to spray the un-coated surfaces with Poly, rubbing between coats. This has been fun little project.
Keith "Shin" Schindler