Here's my entry for the 2023 box swap. This one went to Pottz. I've done box swaps before and this time wanted to make something different. I wanted to make a box that looked good and could actually become something that may be used every day. Also that may be shared if Pottz wanted to. Everyone knows I make a lot of post office box door banks so I thought that would be a good start. I included two doors, both with slots for change or one could be used for valuables. I added a shelf that may be used for possibly placing a cell phone or two for charging. I even included a slot in the back for the cord(s). Two drawers for keeping whatever in. I completed the box by having his online name and the year etched on the door glass.
The box is build with oak and accented with walnut. All the joints are dado and was quite a challenge. I don't have a dado set so I used my table saw and did each one with a single blade and then cleaned them out. The drawers are walnut.
The doors are 1965 Corbin and are cleaned, shined, oiled and reconditioned.
As a bonus, I turned a multidrive screwdriver from a mystery wood that was given to me. I feel like its mahogany but not sure. Since this is a box swap, I felt it needed a box to encase it. I made a small sliding lid box from walnut. This was my first attempt at a box like this. I had a lot of trouble finishing it due to my table saw dying.
I'm glad Pottz like all I sent and hope he gets lots of use out of each one.