The box lid is attached with hinges made from brass tube and brass rod. The top of the box has a final sand and is given two coats of Danish-Oil before it is fitted.
After measuring the required length of the hinge, it is cut to length and tapped into the box sides and lid.
Walnut dowels are made to plug the small holes in the box sides.
Walnut dowels are glued and tapped into the hinge holes on both sides of the box.
After cutting and planing flush the Walnut plugs, the rest of the box has a final sand, is cleaned and given two coats of Danish-Oil. The box is then put to one side for ten days for the finish to fully cure.
Box sides having had a groove routed to accept the plywood base, are aligned ready to be glued and assembled. The front panel of the box has a curved top.
Box assembly with its leather covered base. Off cuts from corner posts are taped back on to square up the clamps. Take the phone off the hook and apply glue to mortice and tenons. Slide in base, align and clamp sides, check for square with rule or squaring rods and then breathe a sigh of relief. Leave well alone for 24 hrs!
Box and posts assembled before final sanding.
Frame for box top, showing the Jarrah lamination, is cut to size on the Mitre Table.
Mitred frame parts cut to size next to a top panel planed from a piece of 100 year old Plum.