Friday, February 16, 2018

Small Trinket Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

 This is a small trinket box. It is only 4" X 3" X 2.5".  It uses 1/4" thick wood. The bottom of the box is held in with three fingers that go through each side of the box. I thought it was important to highlight these finger as ornamentation. To do that I used contrasting colors. The sides and top are walnut and the bottom and hummingbird are maple. 
The lid is held in place with two tabs at both ends of the box. 
The walls of the box are joined with finger joints. You do want to cut these accurately so the fit is good. It's better to cut them a little proud and sand them to fit. 

After you cut all the parts make sure you do a dry fit before you start adding glue. Adjust the fit if necessary then do the glue up. 

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Modifying Patterns:

Some time ago I published a pattern for this magazine holder above. Today I received the following photos from Elwood Cook. Elwood is a master craftsman. He and his family run a craft business so he is always looking for new projects to make.

Elwood took the pattern for the magazine rack and four other patterns from my catalog and made something entirely his own.  He edited the size of the ornamentation where necessary and combined the patterns into something I think is wonderful.

I just wanted to share the photos and let everyone know that I encourage you to modify my patterns to suit your needs. Edit, mix and match patterns to your hearts content.

Thanks for sharing these photos Elwood. 

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