My wife is wondering what my ultimate plan is with all these boxes. If you’re on my Christmas list, guess what? You’re getting a box! I’ve got stacks of them and now I’ve discovered this really cool technique and the stack is getting larger! Later, I’ll build a giant box to hold my boxes!
I have to thank (or blame) Martyn for getting me on the EZ Mitre box schtick I am on. I’ve looked at his website and, while I’ll never match that array of complex and wonderful designs, I may match the number of boxes. The addicting factor that’s unique is the great grain matching and flow of the final piece.
I have about a thousand ideas I want to try, but I’m sure I’ll stop short of that (maybe 998)!
Here’s what I am doing now. I took two pieces of padauk that have an outrageous amount of swirling grain and a piece of red cumala (which is actually yellow)
SIDE NOTE: I am kind of a padauk addict as well. My shop looks like a paprika processing plant explosion. If you ever want to see where all the dust goes in your shop, work with something like padauk for a while and it will show you all the little places dust goes.
I joined these three
and ran them through the drum sander (best tool in the world)
take a closer look at the grain on this padauk
I marked up the piece and taped both sides as suggested
after running through the router table and then the table saw. Nice design in itself.
and the finished box! Well, not exactly. But it came together nice
I’ll post the finished product when it’s complete.
-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""