I must admit that when I was asked to design and assemble the box, I was amazed.Why not store the tool, for example, at the bottom?As I pondered what the customer asked for the project, I noticed his wife, Jill, with a variety of tools in their hands, directs upward.In the end, I realized that we could use and do something like that.
There are many subtleties when planning a project of this type.The size, weight, shape - all moved to the head, and every detail has its practical significance.That's why the project struck me as was largely utilitarian than aesthetic.Of course, it has to look good, but if it is almost all of its beneficial properties, it is wrong.
I had a pretty good supply of pine boards that are left after the construction of the house, so I decided to use some of them for the project.
So I thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce you to the manual notch tool joint.It is much easier to fit into the soft wood, because the voltage on the padlock secures good design
I would like to collect the box of ¾ inch thick boards, but to make it more sustainable had to choose a thickness of ½ inch.If you are not planing machine, ask your friends, otherwise pick up a board thickness manually.Small pieces need, therefore will not be difficult to pick up those that do not have knots.Before you cut off a hand in length and width, measure the height of your steps.My design is suitable for levels in excess of 9 inches.Although it is easily adjustable height bottom of the box.
interlocks sawed by hand.
If the idea of a tool joint scares you - relax!This box you can build with any other possible corner joints.It is suitable even a direct connection, reinforced plates or screws.But lock connection and fit by hand looks great, and is ideal for project like this, you want to use every day.
if you take for manually fitting, practice first on a scrap of pine boards.You may have noticed that the lock connection resembles an ordinary finger with one condition, that the fingers cut off by hand at an angle.
The process begins with a markup template for drawing contour lines around the perimeter of the future board.These lines must be within 1/16 of the actual planned surface is very important.An additional supply of wood spikes and allows the tool joint grooves extend beyond the box after assembly, it will subsequently process the corners flush.
Position spines and grooves can be different, and the future is determined by the appearance of the box.However, it is applicable in all cases except one.Take a look at the connection between the top and bottom of the box.The connection here with the hidden purpose, that ye also may collect optional lock connection on the line for a beautiful visual effect.Let people know that you are, after all, is collected by hand!
Usually at the beginning I cut spikes.But in this case I was the first to cut grooves to see what happens.You can use any method you prefer.I cut the spikes magnificent British sawing, which gave me a friend, and that I did with great pleasure.If you are going to buy a saw specifically for such works, then it is better to choose a Japanese blade.Although they themselves are not created for cutting, they work fine.
After cutting all pieces along the lines marked out before I cleared the edge of the boards and took up a chisel for the final operations.Although pine - is a perfect timber for cutting tenons and grooves, but it requires a well-sharpened chisels, it is even more acute than that used in the processing of solid wood.A badly sharpened tool is breaking and crumbling wood fibers.
only pay attention to the groove on each element are unique and corresponded to spikes on an adjacent board docked.After marking the thorns, I went back to sawing, cleaning and chisel.After making all the elements of a lock connections to connect the upper and lower walls of the box separately and then assemble them together, that would check the quality of planting.You may need to modify the end to a perfect fit all the elements of the box.When all is sit tight, propylene grooves in the necessary places for fixing the bottom.I use to cut out the circle ¼ inch in diameter.The procedure is really simple, just want to draw your attention that the groove has to defend a ¼ inch from the edge of the board.
I love traditional design than the production and use of the bottom drawer.It will be a hard wood with grooves, which are combined with the recesses of your "masterpiece."
will cut the bottom and try to collect the box again, if necessary, applying moderate force.You will notice that the structure is kept perfectly and without adhesive, although it is better to use it.When the glue dries, trim the protruding part of thorns and grooves with a chisel or planer at a small angle.I used a few ornaments on the top and bottom of the box to add elegance.Be original, and you can use your own ideas.
handle is positioned to be comfortable as possible.You can keep it anywhere anywhere with the aim to properly distribute the weight of the box.Just handle is moved to make access to its contents more comfortable.Racks attached to swivel with the bolt, I made of maple for greater strength.A piece of ¾ inch key step forms the handle, secured with a small pin.
I decided to use the classic white-lunar color of paint.The staircase goes to the kitchen, the office which has the color of slate.That's why I chose the shade of «Midnight Blue» from «Homestead House Paint Co.(877-886-5098) "covering it with a layer of wax.Mix one part of the dyeing powder with two parts water, then shake, as if ready to drink, wait for the bubbles go away (this may take about 45 minutes) and apply the paint with a brush.Then apply a second layer and when it dries, wipe the blue «3M Scotch-Brite» napkin