A Shaker Oval Box - The Cover Band, Stage 2

comments (0) July 2nd, 2014 in blogs

Killenwood Tim Killen, contributor
thumbs up no recommendations

This is Stage 2 of a series on the Shaker Oval Box Size No. 5. My last post showed the development of the finger shapes, the two bands, the elliptical shape, and the lower box model. In the following video I show a similar development for the cover of the box. 

I start with the overall perimeter of the box shape over which the cover fits. With the Offset and Arc Tools, the shape of the Cover is developed as shown below. The cover shape is somewhat lopsided so that it fits comfortably over the bulging area created by the overlapping fingers of the lower box. 


When bending the cover band around the outside edge of the box band, the banding will form a gradual curve around the bulging area of the box fingers. Therefore there will be a short gap between the cover and the box at this location. Otherwise the cover will fit snuggly around the rest of the box.

The above shape is ready for the push pull up to a height of 15/16-in. Then I can select all and do a smoothing to remove the extra lines.

The next step is to set up for the Intersection. As shown here, the finger shape is positioned in the overlap area, and with the Push/Pull Tool extended through the banding.

After scaling up and executing the Intersection and then doing the cleanup, here is the result.


Now to check the fit - by moving the cover over the lower box made in Phase 1.

In the next blog entry, I'll complete the box with a base and cover plate with pegged connections. I also need to make the form around which the box banding is bent.





posted in: blogs, Sketchup, Shaker Oval Box

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to post comments. Log in.

Save up to 51% on Fine Woodworking


Become a Better Woodworker

About Design. Click. Build.

Learn the art and science of designing furniture in SketchUp with Fine Woodworking's official blog. Moderated by a devoted community of woodworkers, we feature step-by-step SketchUp tutorials on designing components, downloads of pre-built 3D models of furniture parts, and news and information about the evolving world of digital furniture design.

Buy the Video
Don't miss Dave Richard's brand-new DVD/video download, The Basics.

Buy the Book
Get Tim Killen's popular eBook, the Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers.

Basic SketchUp Tutorials 
Learn the basics of building furniture in SketchUp with these classic posts from the Design. Click. Build. blog.

Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp
How I Draw in SketchUp
Axes in SketchUp
The SketchUp Move Tool
The SketchUp Rotate Tool
The SketchUp Scale Tool

Materials, Colors, and Textures
Applying Wood Grain Skins in SketchUp

Easy Dovetail Joints in SketchUp

Digital Project Plans

Download and modify SketchUp files for select projects from Fine Woodworking. View all.

Top Sellers:
Matt's Monster Workbench
New England Pine Cupboard
Garden Bench

Meet the Authors



I am a Biomedical Equipment Technician. I maintain anesthesia and respiratory equipment for the largest medical facility in southeast Minnesota. I...
view profile

Tim Killen

I am retired from Bechtel Corporation after 36 years in Engineering and IT management. I grew up among woodworking machinery in...
view profile


view profile