Don't we just all love to have little boxes to keep our special things in, whether it be a piece of jewelry, cufflinks or just your loose change!
Making small boxes with the Scrollsaw could not be easier and it's also a great way of using up those small pieces of leftover wood, here we have used Tulipwood and Walnut.
1. Getting started. First make two copies of each lid pattern and one each of the box sides, prepare the wood by sanding both surfaces.
Attach the side pattern to 25mm thick wood and the lid underside lip pattern to one of the 6mm pieces of wood, leaving two 6mm pieces one of a contrasting colour for the actual lid
9. Before cutting the inlay you will need to establish the degree of angle you need to use to make a snug fit, the test pattern is an easy way of finding this.
You will need to use the same No.3 blade & thickness of wood that you intend to use on the actual piece (6mm).
Tilt the table down 3 degrees to the left, this is a good starting point, if you have a digital gauge so much the better as it is more actuate and takes out a lot of the guess work
12. Once you have determined the correct degree for you particular Scrollsaw, you can then tilt the pillar drill down towards the left by the same degree. Then using a 1mm drill bit, drill the blade entry holes in the sharpest corners of the inlays making sure that the inlay that is to be cut out is on the left hand side as you drill.
22. Handsand the sides and lid of the box smooth inside and out, round over the edges to give a nice finished look.
To disguise the tiny blade entry holes, fill with a matching wood coloured wax stick by first making the wax soft , then rolling it into a very thin sausage and then remove the excess with a craft knife.