As I have pointed out in a few posts now, when I got my forge the first thing I wanted to do was try stuff. Just play and see where it took me and find out what was possible. I was looking for inspiration. One object that caught my eye, so I had to try and make it was a roll top box. It is again based on other’s designs with my own minor touches. I was fascinated by the roll-top portion using the living edge. Figuring out how to make it slide was interesting too. I actually did some research and found out that someone recommended just using wax paper (something I already had). It worked pretty well. In later designs I found it was hard to apply but in this one I was surprised how well it worked. I eventually found and bought a product called Slip-It. This works really well, but is a bit “wet” and can give wood a “wet” look. Mostly I use it in places you won’t see. Wondering…what do others do when they want moving parts made of draft board or other woods to slide easily?
I particularly liked the fact that the rolling portion hides away so you don’t see it on the inside. This was a gift for my father in law who is an amazing wood turner (sorry no glowforge…yet) but this is 100% made on the glowforge.
Anyway, hope you like it.