I wanted to try a free hand sculpted art piece box and this is what I made. It was a fun project and offered me some new challenges.
I’ve seen many with the inset lid hinge-pinned after construction, but I wanted to hide the pin. So, I trapped the 3/16 brass lid hinge pin in during glue up. This is a lot harder, trying to hold everything together: pinned lid, biscuited miters, inset bottom and so on while trying to attach the clamps. A lot of small pieces coming together at once.
After tons of sanding it was finally ready for finish. Three coats of Classic Oak stain and two of spray Polyurethane. The box measures approximately 10”W x 5”D x 4.5”H