Hello fellows,at this time one more screwdriver for use at handplanes cap iron screw.Another friend ask me to do one more. At this one I decided to add some charm and a new level of skills.I have a Mortise Pal and I used it for make a groove in a precise and quickly way.See the pictures below.The idea of shape started here.I choose a Brazilian good quality wood.First I did the groove before to cut circular final shape.
I don't have a lathe and I was thinking in make the round groove using a small router e a round bit. I make this recess using a Forstener bit for starts the cut from here.But I thought this cut unsafe and gave up.
I choose these tools to make the round groove.
At back to suport I used a shelf pin (5mm) like this After a rough cut using a microplane rasp I made one pass using the cylinder burr rasp/bit and after used a pencil for find possible high spots (remember a round cut from hole saw is not 100% perfect round).I rasped high spots before a new pass.The back pin supports the piece. I Remember do not go so far.The blades I made using a stainless steel 1 1/4”x1/8” flat bar.Iglued the blades with epoxy glue.
I made this box for my brother's 40th birthday gift. Wenge and curly maple.I knew I wanted the design to feel “masculine” and I think to that end I was successful. My brother has a bunch of watches and rings, so this is designed with those items in mind. It's roughly 9” X 14”X 5 1/2”.Thick leather lined drawers. Splined miter construction cut from a single piece of Wenge. Sliding dovetail bottom keeps the sides braced in front. Half lap partitions. Brusso stop hinges. Lacquer finish.This was my first time using lacquer and I quite like it.Wish I had taken more pictures!Thanks for looking.