I wanted to make some boxes to organize our family’s overflowing medicine cupboard-- i.e., an individualized box for each of us. While the boxes turned out well, the organization part stills needs some work. Now I have a cupboard full of all of our meds AND 4 individualized boxes.
The organization failure aside, making the box allowed me to tinker with a few things I wanted to learn:
Finger-joint box: I used the TabbedBoxMaker plug-in for Inkscape (found here). It took a few (6) attempts to get the kerf right, but I learned a lot in the process. The box is made from 1/8" birch ply.
Photo engrave: Way in the back, you can see an early attempt at a photo engrave. It turned out ok, but I have a lot to learn on the pre-processing of the photo to maximize my success rate.
Inlay: I am really proud of my first attempt at an inlay. I used proofgrade hardwood for the text. The tutorials and posts on kerf have made all of the difference. Thank you all for being willing the share your wealth of knowledge. I was absolutely floored by how thin a line I could get in the text. Some of the lines are < 1/16".