A simple box of pine and walnut

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Project by Tim Roman posted 09-28-2014 02:22 PM 1708 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an Incra box jig last month to use in making decorative boxes, trays, and drawer boxes for cabinets. To set it up and dial-in the settings, I pulled out a few scrap pieces of 1 by 4 pine I had laying around the shop and made some joints. It worked well enough that the pieces I had made a small box. It was a bit chunky, given the size and the fairly thick lumber, so I made a bottom for it, glued it up, sanded it all flush, correcting minor imperfections, and added a bottom to it. Then I put it on my table saw and tapered the sides to make it look a bit more interesting. Seeing the results, I was pleased and decided to add a lid which I rabbeted to nest nicely on top and topped it off with a small pine knob I had left over from another project. A danish oil finish gave it a nice glow and now it’s ready to hold some doodads or whatnots on a desk.

((Well, THIS is annoying! These photos have been oriented correctly on my computer and show up fine everyplace but THIS site! Anybody know how to fix this easily?))

-- Tim, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 02:44 PM

Nice design and a good looking box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 08:26 PM

Its not you. All my pictures turn when I upload them. Nice box

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 08:45 PM

Are these photos taken with an iPhone or iPad? If so they will look correct until you post them. Go to edit the photo, rotate it, save it, rotate it back to correct, save again then post.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 08:45 PM

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 04:33 AM

Tim, beautiful looking Box!!!! The timber match and the joints are very nice. I love the Button type lift on the top…...Great turning!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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