I wanted a small wooden box to hold two packs of Shanghai Pan 100 sheet film. I had some nice beech hardwood that I could use.
Using the ‘shooting board’ and plane to make the ends square. I planned to use use butt joints for this as I am about to go on holiday and I want to take the finished box with me.
Quick glue up using a box clamp.
Some boards I had previously glued up for a different project that went nowhere. These would be the top and bottom of the box.
The boards glued on the top and bottom and a heavy weight added. In the future I will use clamps, as this didn’t work so well.
Closed box with oversized edges. Next to trim down the edges, then cut the box open.
I used a little wooden block plane to trim the boards down to size, along with a sander when close.
Looking good so far.
Carefully cutting the box open by hand.
Gluing little pieces in to held keep the lid in the right place as the box closes. This will also help the clasp align.
The clasp I plan to use.
Hinges and clasp fitted.
The shut line is a little uneven
But the two boxes of film fit like a charm
I adjusted the hinges a bit to get a better shut line, then gave it a nice coat of bee’s wax furniture polish. Job done.