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My first simple box #2: Mitering and the BIG question.

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Blog entry by Benighted posted 1453 days ago 917 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Cutting the wood. Part 2 of My first simple box series Part 3: smallish update »

Were moving along here, this time I’ll be mitering, and this will be done with a jig on the shooting board.

Like this:
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Two edges mitered…
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Outside of mitered joint, not perfectly aligned in this dry fit test.
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inside of joint:
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Now to the BIG Question…

Which wood do you think I should use for the top and bottom… the choices are:

Maple:
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Cocobolo:
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Purpleheart:
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Wenge:
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I also have some bubinga, but it’s a little bit to thin for the look I’m aiming for, its only 3mm thick and the design is like this:
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Wooden hinges ofcourse :) other small pieces are going to be ebony…

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.



7 comments so far

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rsladdwoodworks

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#1 posted 1453 days ago

like your sketch -up plans

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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childress

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#2 posted 1453 days ago

I would probably go with the maple

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 1453 days ago

2 for maple

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 1453 days ago

Great first box.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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rance

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#5 posted 1451 days ago

Good job so far. Another vote for Maple.

I SU a lot of projects before building too. Where’d you get the walnut to use for the surface in SU? I’ve only been using the grains that come with SU. Thanks in advance.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Benighted

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#6 posted 1447 days ago

Thanks for the comments :)... Maple it is.. I’ll post a picture of the piece from the maple I selected for the lid..

@rance: Got the textures from http://www.cgtextures.com/ under wood->fine wood… A great resource for free textures to use in SU… To add it to SU just click on Create Material the Materials window, check Use texture image, find the downloaded image and select it. And change the scale below the texture field to the size you want the image should represent, this is probably way of at first and it won’t look good.

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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rance

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#7 posted 1439 days ago

Jani, Thanks. Many many to choose from.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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