In the first place in the framework of a precast packaged a piece of plywood. First of all, you have to heat it, so much so that it can bend without break, chip like this it put it on the real enough hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
So im at a school learning how to do all this, and the point with this projekt was to practise planing. So to get the material we have to hand plane rough planks level.. As you can see i lost about half of the material because i was really bad in the begining and had to take away a lot to finally get it level. But once its level you can move to the next stage.
Do some chips? This is the correct English name.. This is what is in Sweden, it have to use to see here, thank god, not must hand saw. At this point, I’ve noticed that I have been in the plane, I don’t have enough material to stay for one at the bottom of the box.. So back to the planning another piece.
All glued and done, so i fucked up the gluing process and had to saw it up and do it again.. Starting to see a theme here ? Yeah that’s gonna keep happening im afraid. As you can see its not level.. so back to do some hand planing.
Okay time to decide on design, i stole mine straight for a book, not gonna lie. I drilled a hole in the middle gap to keep it from splitting, It will only split until hole, rather than through the whole thing.
Wood you look at that.
So this is a small box, I know it, but my document has some gaps. So at this point, I glued veneer, make it keep its shape now. And i can draw out and start making top and bottom When you do this, its really good to make markings so you use the bottom of the veneer to draw out the bottom and vise versa. Because its not the same shape up as it is down. I used the bottom for both, and i had to saw my top in half and add another lamellae because i made it to small. I also added some cherry tree veneer because it was really obvious i had added one and so its better to just accent that and it ended up looking quite nice.
Hammer time! Grab your chisel and bang it nice and hard. Cut away so the veneer will fit over, saving a little ledge to make it look nice and last a bit longer since we wont be gluing it.
It is quite good, use it to get our small edge well and horizontal well. Everything is fine, comfortable, no place is a big gap.
Anyway so you make some wooden nails basically, keeping them square, and hammer them into a round drill hole you made, applying a little bit of glue, the glue and the fact its a square into a round hole makes it stick. Give you a very good method to fixed at the bottom of the plywood. This method allows more movement, and then glue everything, and will last longer.
Last part is the sewing, preferibly a birch root that you put in water for a wile to make pliabel. I fucked up here again and you can see the big line is actually two roots. This is because i first wanted one thick root but quickly learned those dont like to bend, and after trying 4 times i decided to use 2 small onces instead, which worked out really well anyway. So here you see the wooden nails cut flish as well. They are birch as well but since i used the end part of the wood you get a much darker effect and it looks nice. The handle i made out of cherry as well, to kind of tie togheter the cherry veneer i have put into the top, i liked the end result a lot.
Those one a bit smaller and was the first one, so not as well made as i made even more mistakes here. I decided to not sew it, well see how well it holds up. A piece of cherry veneer in the cross cut to give it a splash of color since it all birch and would othervise be a bit boring.