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First Attempt at Box Joints

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Project by Steve Kreins posted 05-22-2014 01:50 AM 5280 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making box joints. Of course I used a lot of scrap practicing to get to this point. I used red cedar, poplar and pine for the lid. I made it for a friend who is always there for me. Finish is three coats of wipe on Poly.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!





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bygrace

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 02:03 AM

Hey Steve! The box joints look nice and tight. Did you make a jig to use for them?

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#2 posted 05-22-2014 02:20 AM

They look great.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 05-22-2014 02:31 AM

Great job on the joinery! Very nice!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#4 posted 05-22-2014 02:36 AM

Looking good Steve… Sure the friend will appreciate it… Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan

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Steve Kreins

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 02:59 AM

Yes, I definitely made my own jig. I opened the box and put it together, all by myself!

My wife bought it as a get well gift after my last hospitalization. ;) I’m such a blessed man!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 03:27 AM

Great looking box, I’m also in the hospital from AO effects but getting better and will go home in a few days. YOur in my prays

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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#7 posted 05-22-2014 03:53 AM

Very nice. Perfect joints.

Andy

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#8 posted 05-22-2014 10:01 AM

Looks pretty good to me! Did you use your ibox on a table saw or router table?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Steve Kreins

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#9 posted 05-22-2014 11:53 AM

The Box Whisperer, I used the table saw.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#10 posted 05-22-2014 01:51 PM

Nice! I dont have a dado set myself, and Im not the type of guy who likes to change blades too often, so Ive avoided them. I do my box/finger joints on the router table, but my steel table has no miter slot. Do you think this jig would handle 1/8th finger joints using a good quality full kerf table saw blade?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#11 posted 05-22-2014 02:04 PM

You did a nice job on the joints. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 05-22-2014 05:05 PM

Nice joint’s myself I prefer the straight bit router method, makes cleaner cuts no tear out

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#13 posted 05-22-2014 06:16 PM

Looks very nice Steve, far better than my first attempt.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#14 posted 05-23-2014 12:21 AM

Steve, Now that you have an I Box, I may be the sole remaining member here who is ” I Boxless”! It looks like you got yours set up perfectly! Was that easy or are you just very talented?

Still have you in our thoughts and prayers daily. Carry on…....

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

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Steve Kreins

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#15 posted 05-23-2014 02:18 AM

The Box Whisperer, Yes you can use the kerf cut at 1/8 inch however they recommend a square tooth type

Blackie I had no problem at all with tear out. I did put some blue tape on a couple of edges to help.

gfadvm The set-up was easy, it also comes with a DVD. I only had to make one micro adjustment of .002 inches to tighten the fit a little and that is an easy adjustment to make.

I have made several jigs, a cross cut which I don’t know what I’d do without. I made a spline joint jig that works well, but I need to build or rebuild it.I just lowers the cut too much. I’ll make the base thinner.

I really wanted the I-Box because of my cancer. I have a lot of projects to build for friends and family and only God knows how much time I have. I do have a “Bucket List” which includes making hand cut dove tails and box joints.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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