Well I think I know what I am going to make.
Since starting woodworking ive either made shop-class things that I don't really need or want personally - but are good to make and to gift, or stuff for the shop (workbench, outfeed table).
I want to try making a little more fun that I would like to use.
I have a japanese straight razor and I want to make a nice box from it. Maybe do some mild inlay work on it.
But it won't be out of purpleheart or oak. I have project sized walnut, rosewood, birdseye maple and cocobolo. I will use these.
I have made a box in class so I feel fairly confident of being able to make the framework. For the locking mechanism I want to use wood and make the sliding kind of stop. There would be two small rectangular pieces - one on the hinged lid and one on the box, and the slider will be on the box and slide onto the rectangular piece on the lid to lock. Ive seen these before but not sure how to make them - or how to make such small cuts neatly and accurately..
Also need to fashion a kind of holder inside the box that will hold the razor, sharp side down, without allowing the razor edge to touch anything. Not sure how to go about this either. I might like to add some spray on felt as well.
This is what a japanese razor looks like http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Japanese-str...#ht_2460wt_754
. Anyone have any ideas or input that could help me out?