Men's Valet Golf Tournament Prizes #4: Last steps of construction

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Blog entry by WoodSimplyMade posted 09-21-2010 12:33 AM 1389 reads 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As promised the final steps to making the box.

First thing I did is cut the lid by measuring the sides and lengths of the box compartment.
Once I had this cut out I ran two passes through the router to make my grooves for the inlay wood.

Next while the router was still warmed up I ran the box through the router table at a 45 Degree angle to make the splines in the miters. I dont have a dedicated jig built yet so excuse the poor man’s feeder.

Once this was done I glued small pieces of Red Oak into the cut splines, let them dry then cut and sanded the excess material.

Now to make the wooden hinge, first I routed a round over on one side of the lid, then I measured 1/2” (thickness of wood) in from the end and left two tails on the lid itself. This was cut out using the scroll saw.

After rounding over all the parts, I taped the lid back in place to drill the holes for the round dowel to go in. For this I used some bamboo kabob sticks from the kitchen.

After some sanding and finishing with some lemon oil, the final product!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 01:20 AM

This will make a very nice gift. Beautiful wood.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 01:25 AM

Very nice design, love the hing. The wood selection is wonderful.
Great job.

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 02:58 AM

Mike, great wood choice selection and I really like the simple way you executed the wooden hinge. I am going to have to try that!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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