Well I have been spending a lot of time organizing and cleaning up the shop which is of little interest until I start doing the new electrical and wallboard and cleats and such. I said in another post I that I would post some stuff anyway just to fire up some conversation so pardon the rather weak post.
I am normally way ahead of the game as far as planning things. I was perturbed to find that the traditional gift for a fifth anniversary gift is WOOD . Although LOML and I are only dating we still celebrate an anniversary of sorts .
Had I been ahead of the game I would have had something in the works with time to spare. As it is I was caught flat-footed . I decided on a small box to hold something nice but have never made small items before. I find there is a different approach, that's for sure.
This is a prototype out of redwood for a small lift-top, keyed miter box.
One discovery was that my CMS suffered blade deviation while trying to make the keeper out of beech. The keeper will be beech with walnut keys and lid. The redwood cut easily of course . The end result is that I am whipping up a bevel sled to get better accuracy on the miters using the TS.
I should have the sled done tomorrow and the box build (if my prototype is any indication) will go rather quickly. The upside is that it is small enough to hide in my suitcase so I can surprise her on the big day at our friends that we visit each 4th of July.