Wood Turning

Different styles of lidded boxes

I made the smaller of the two first, and wasn’t happy with the lid being too loose. Having the lip on the bottom rather than the lid means that once you get the right opening diameter, you don’t touch it and it is a tight fit.

I also used Mike Darlow’s method of keeping the orientation of the lid as original on the larger box, allowing me to line up the major feature. The smaller box I did as per your method…it works, but is more effective if there are no features or the grain isn’t really obvious.

Thanks for the inspiration, I have been turning for 3 months now and enjoying it immensely!!




Submitted by: Wayne Alford