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more boxes #5: I have been experimenting with Martyn's EZMitre technizue

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Blog entry by Chris Cook posted 05-08-2012 02:13 AM 1344 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Another Box Part 5 of more boxes series Part 6: I can't stop making EZ Mitre boxes »

I have made three boxes, in different stages now, using the EZMitre technique. I have to say these are the best mitres I have ever cut.

Careful measurement is key, but it’s a very repeatable process.

I’ll post the finished products once completed.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""



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wooded

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 03:16 AM

Chris I would really like to take a stab at this’. It appears to be typical corner mitres plus the bottom edges also? Will be fun to see those finished. I LIKE um…..;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 03:25 AM

Wooded, Chris is following the technique presented here, by our own member BritBoxmaker. Follow the link to see it in detail.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 12:34 PM

Mighty mighty fine!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Chris Cook

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 06:10 PM

I thought I had mentioned Martyn in my post, but see I didn’t. Yes, I am following what Martyn (BritBoxmaker) calls his EZ Mitre technique.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 01:59 AM

.....and you’re doing a dang fine job of it. This is how I did my big Tiger bamboo box so the grain would flow off the top and down the front. It is a cool technique but your miters need to be perfect. How are you setting up/ cutting yours?I know you use the digital gauge but not sure about your jig/sled.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Chris Cook

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 02:31 AM

Thanks gfadvm. I am setting my tablesaw to 45 using a wixey digital angle gauge. No sled or jigs. Just using the table fence as well. I am using a Grr-iper to help hold the workpiece on the table good and flat. This technique is more forgiving than I thought it would be.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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wooded

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 03:28 AM

Thanks Guys. I got caught up on the blog. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 03:41 AM

Thanks Chris, I thought maybe you had some surefire, foolproof magic jig!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Chris Cook

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#9 posted 05-09-2012 04:44 PM

Martyn’s technique if pretty darn foolproof.

I do have a question that you folks can help me with. In this case, I am gluing these miter joints together and I can take care of the excess glue on the outside. On the inside, I end up with glue buildup in the corners and since I can’t access the inside until I cut the lid, the glue is quite difficult to remove when I get to it.

What is a good solution?

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-10-2012 12:25 AM

A strip of blue painters tape along each side of the joint is what I do.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 05-12-2012 01:22 PM

Chris. Thanks for the mention.

To make things a little easier with the internal glue problem try taping the ‘inside of the board before you cut the mitres. Any squeeze out will then be on the surface of the tape. Easy enough to pull out after the separation cut is made. Just pulling out the tape gets rid of small amounts of glue. For larger lumps clean out with a knife or sharp chisel.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 05-12-2012 04:40 PM

BTW its gets easier if you use a 45° router bit. The bit has to have a really sharp point though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#13 posted 05-12-2012 08:15 PM

I just ordered a 45° router bit. Can’t wait to try it

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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