Monthly Archives: November 2016

Oil box render

New product in development

This is a new version of a box I first designed over a year ago. I have added feet to make the finished box more visually striking. The design remains fairly minimal and intends to make the most of the beautiful grain of birch plywood. The box is designed to be cut from 4mm birch ply. The image above is a 3D render of the design. The finished box will be 10x18x11cm.

The box has an optional insert to hold 12 x 10ml essential oil bottles. Without the insert, this would be ideal as a small jewellery or keepsake box. The box features my unique all ply hinges.

This is a more advanced project. Working with 4mm birch ply is more challenging that MDF or 6mm poplar ply as the birch is rarely flat, and requires some innovative techniques to create a box with a well fitting lid. The project explores these techniques and includes a lid gluing jig to be cut from 4mm MDF. As usual, detailed instructions are included.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

My intention to add a new product to my download shop won’t be met this month. I’m recovering from surgery to replace my worn out knee joint, wobbling around on crutches, sleeping badly and left with little energy.