After few attempts to get a desired source in making the box, this time around I had decided to use bamboo material as the base of my fuming / sensitising box.

Utilising ready-made pyrex dish, the largest dag plate will accommodate up to 5″ x 7″. It is small and practical for most daguerreotypists to work with.

I love this material as it is light, sturdy and strong, and it does not flex or warp easily compared to ash wood that I had used before. Of course I could go for the hard wood such as the Meranti, red wood, etc., but they would take longer time to deal with, and it does stress the drill bits significantly.

Day 1

Bamboo sheet were cut into panels
Bamboo sheet were cut into panels

Cutting out the bamboo sheet, it was divided into smaller panels to build the box around the glass dish. It was sanded and measured to see it secures around the it

The panels were sanded down
The panels were sanded down

The handles were made after and 16mm hole were drilled into the centre panel. Then it is manually drilled to make 3/4″ (18mm) thread to accommodate its wooden screw.

The centre of the handles for the box were drilled.
The centre of the handles for the box were drilled.
...and threaded
…and threaded
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