I seem to have a lot of projects going at the same time. I’m making quite a few Christmas ornaments and more than a few spoons. So why not start another small box?
Using a 1/2″ thick by 2-1/4″ wide oak stick, I laid out parts for the carcass.
After setting a 3/16″ margin, top, and bottom, I methodically plotted elements of an arcading or nulling pattern.
This pattern alternates between hollows and bevels.
Once the carving was completed, I cut out the parts and formed the carcass. When the glue dried on the carcass, I cut and attached a 1/4″ poplar bottom, and made the hinge cleats. Unfortunately, I ran out of daylight before getting the top fitted.
I guess I’ll just have to start up again in the morning!