I have put Insanity 2 on hold to work on some small boxes of a design I came up with many years ago.
The double-ended box relies on a pair of sliding dovetails perpendicular to each other to open. While functional, it is also a lot of fun to handle – similar to twiddling your thumbs, but much more fun. How much fun? This much fun. (Video – 0:48)
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Too much fun.
That is amazing would you mind sending me either the plan for each piece or a sketch or photos. Did you cut the dovetails by hand? I see that there is a slot in the on piece how is it attached to the other piece? These sort of things always tickle my fancy.
Dave Whittington, Johannesburg, South Africa.
I’ll share some more details about the box design in future posts here on my blog. I cut the sliding dovetails with a router.
Could you tell? ;)
That’s pretty darn cool, Chris!