YAHOOO! The Traveling Watch Box is done!!! Just put on the last piece....
Here She Is...
OK, Here's the scoop, I'm going to walk you through the steps for making the TWB for the next couple of days as I work on my three Graphic 45 final pieces! This way I can stay in touch with you all which feeds my addiction to blog and keeps me connected to what's going on and still be able to devote more time to these pieces, which obviously, I really want to look good! Sound like a plan?
OK, don't kill me...I gave you all the wrong correction today! I just have to laugh! This may be from lack of sleep, but I find this extremely hilarious! I know I shouldn't be laughing and I'm so sorry if any of you have started this like my friend Judith from Australia!! I was blogging on the fly this afternoon and I know better than to walk down a hall and type on a phone! Last time I did this, I took out and elderly gent that popped out of nowhere! Don't worry, he was fine after I wiped off the foot prints and helped load him into the ambulance! :) It's my shear lack of slowing down long enough to do things right! I try! LOL! I promise the measurements below are final! The corrected corrections! LOL!
Once again here are the measurements and details:
I used med. weight chipboard for the Traveling Watch Box. I wanted it to be beefy so each piece is doubled in thickness. Once the pieces were cut I taped it's mate back to back.
Here are the measurement for cutting the chipboard pieces.
Remember this is the doubled recipe! :)
Left Side Top 2 - 3 x 6 inch pieces
Left Sides 4 - 3 x 4 3/8
Left Side Bottom 2 - 4 1/2 x 6
Middle Section 2 - 3-7/8 x 5-3/4 (corrected)
Right Side Top 2 - 7/8 x 6
Right Sides 4 - 7/8 x 4 3/8
Right Side Bottom 2 - 4 1/2 x 6
Interior Boxes: (not shown in picture above)
Small Tray Short Sides 4 - 7/8 x 3 5/8
Small Tray Long Sides 4 - 7/8 x 5 1/4
Small Tray Bottom 2 - 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
Watch Box Short Sides 4 - 2 7/8 x 3
Watch Box Long Sides 4 - 2 7/8 x 5 1/4
Watch Box Bottom 2 - 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 (Corrected)
Cut out all your pieces. Double the thickness by matching them up and adhering them together. Scor-Tape or Glossy Accents works well.
Take a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper and cut it in half. Take a 1 1/2 inch piece of contrasting paper and marry them together by turning the pieces over and applying Scor-Tape down the seam. DO NOT PULL UP THE TAPE BACKING. The tape and backing will permanently be hidden when box is formed.
Mark a half inch in from the bottom of the enlarged sheet of paper. (I'm going to abbreviate the piece names. Please see above for full names.) Take the LST and find the center and mark. Apply adhesive to back and glue down.
On top of that piece stack the LSB leaving an 1/8 -inch gap. I use the width of my ruler to do this.
NOTE THE PICTURE BELOW SHOWS THE RIGHT SIDE BEING MADE. However, it's the exact same process as the left side.
When laying the side pieces, you will notice they are an 1/8 inch shorter than the base piece. The reason for this is that the side pieces go just inside the Left Side Top.
Once done, this is what you should have. Notice how the front pieces are aligned. The shorter 1/8 inch piece mentioned above is toward the back (top).
Do this exact same thing for the right side adhering the pieces down, stacking the pieces leaving a 1/8th inch gap.
Well, that's a lot to figure out right there, so we will pick up from this point tomorrow.
Thank You all so much for putting up with me through my crazy moments! LOL! I appreciate you guys so much!
Thanks For Looking Y'all! Come back tomorrow for Part 2!!
The Gentleman Crafter