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First box with splines

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Project by M_A_Z_Z_I posted 09-27-2014 02:44 PM 1418 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is my first ever made box out of a reclaimed flooring boards – White Oak and Mahogany I think (not sure about the dark wood) I have never done a box before not to mention one with splines… I thought that I will carve the handle to give it a bit more of a rustic look although with the shape of the lid it reminds me a bit of a chinese pagoda :)the lid is actuall underside of a floor board filled with thin strips of darker wood to make it flat. any comments and/or criticism is more than welcome.

-- Marcin in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-27-2014 03:32 PM

Wow that’s a great job especially for a first effort.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 03:39 PM

That’s a nice looking box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Andre

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 03:56 PM

Great looking Box, Like the Dark wood inlay for the lid.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 11:53 PM

A most excellent first box. Really like the handle.

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

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joshuam39

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 04:26 AM

Very nice. How well did your corners come together? The one pic, they look nice and clean on that corner.

-- Let's go Pens!

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M_A_Z_Z_I

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 10:14 AM

@joshuam39 I would say that I was a bit surprised with how it did join together but it took a while to set my nutool table saw to exactly 45 degrees… I am glad that you like it although I am not sure what will be the purpose of it yet :) had two suggestions so far
1 bread box
2 urn

Not sure what it will end up as…
I am glad that you like it guys

-- Marcin in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 10-01-2014 02:22 AM

Marvin, I like this. It showes genuine creativity, and a quick mastery of a complex task. There is some major problem solving going on here. Nice work. I have not mastered cut and paste on my I Pad yet, but if you will go to one of my a recent box posting you might find some helpful tips. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 10-01-2014 03:31 AM

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like those pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.

-- Big Al in IN

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 10-01-2014 03:35 AM

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like those pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill’s tool tote.

-- Big Al in IN

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Mahini

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#10 posted 10-27-2014 09:17 PM

To go to school is onething but to graduate with an A-plus is another.

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