Yesterday I finally got all my paperwork in to Penland for the boxmaking class I’ll be teaching in August. It got me all in a box making mood, so I decided to spend a few hours and make a box with a drawer in it. When I am out of practice with a structure or trying something new I usually make a quick sketch to try to think out the cuts. The measuring and the sequence of covering a box is always tricky in a weirdo, loopy box like this one, but if I concentrate for a few minutes I can come up with a rough plan. This box will essentially be a complicated slip case, so I make the drawer first and I’ll build from there.
I took the following photos for my future reference. I may decide to teach this box or make a set of instructions. But hey, I have a blog, so I am putting these images up for your viewing pleasure. These aren’t step by step instructions by any means. Beware blurriness.
I take some measurements, cut down some board, and take a blurry photograph:
Box building commences:
and then box covering:
Covering the last exposed bits and pieces:
And helloooooo there!
Time to make a little case. I decided to shoosh up the lid using my lucky foam trick. Plus I take another blurry photograph.
I make the case and attach it:
And here we are!
Look, here you can see the shooshiness:
As I consider this box now, I realize that it has the coloring of Kermit the Frog. But I stand by it. Will I make a handout for this weirdo thing? Perhaps. I do love making handouts after all. But for now this was just a loopy box experiment.
over and out.