Introduction: Birthday Gift Sewing Box
I hand made a sewing box for my wife´s aniversary with poplar, ebony and some brass hinges and screws.
I hope you enjoy it.
Step 1: Milling and Preparing the Stock List
A poplar log from a fallen tree and a cut list. Size the pieces with a Stanley #4 and a ryoba japanese saw to rip and crosscut
Step 2: Dovetails Layout and Shooting Board
Dovetails first, guys!
Square the edges at the shooting board with a Stanley #5 jackplane
Step 3: Plane Plowing the Grooves
Grooving with a Stanley #50 rabbet plane. Help you with a bar clamp to keep safe
Step 4: Hand Routing the Bottom
Routing the grooves for the bottom with a Record #71 router hand plane. Install a 4mm blade. Use a hand made jig sole for stability.
Step 5: Rabbeting the Top
Make the top recess with a Stanley #78
Step 6: Fitting and Smoothing the Top
Use a Stanley #9 1/2 block plane to fit and smooth the top surface
Step 7: Gauge Marking
Marking the cutting line with a Veritas marking gauge
Step 8: Gluing Up
Assemble the set. Clamp it all the night.
Step 9: Cutting the Lid
After dry, separate the lid from the body with a dozuki japanese saw
Step 10: Chiseling the Hinges
Adding the hinges for the lid. Making the recess with a sharp chisel
Step 11: Fitting the Hinges
Hand routing with a Stanley #271 small hand router plane
Step 12: Spokeshaving the Feet
Shaping the feet with a Veritas flat sole spokeshave
Step 13: Adding Some Ebony Knobs
Shaping with the rasp and the files
Step 14: Final Assembly
At least, all the pieces together
Second Prize in the
Hand Tools Only Challenge