Before I started leather working I made wooden boxes and as I am about to start another box project I thought it would be a good time to share an earlier box.
My small boxes start off with four mitred pieces of 25 mm x 10 mm oak pieces.
I use masking tape to form a hinge at each joint and apply glue to the joints before clamping everything tight.
Once the glue has dried I can fit the top and bottom pieces
Once I have a box I can apply the veneer this one is wenge
This one is book matched burr walnut two consecutive leaves of veneer edge to edge
The next stage is the one that causes me many problems I have to cut the box in half as I don’t have a table saw it is very difficult.
When the box has been cut in half the inside edges are veneered and micro magnets are embedded into the front piece to act as closures.
For the internal dividers I glued some pieces of dowel to card
As the suede liner is so fine I have glued it to a thin card and shaped that over the dowels
This box has a storage space for two Diamine ink bottles
Here is the finished walnut box
The finished wenge box
Thanks for reading