Last Project of the year - 2008 Tile Box

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Project by ChicagoGlen posted 11-24-2008 05:53 AM 1951 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all,

Just finished this box as a gift for the in-laws. Someone had given them this Motawi Tile a few years ago and it has been siting on their kitchen stove for a few years so as I was wrapping the garage shop up for the year I thought I would make a little present for them. The box is designed from a project in “WOOD” magazine back in November 2006. It is Quarter Sawn White oak and Red oak. (I was using scraps laying around.) I feel like I rushed the finish and left some errors but I am not that conscerned about it. This was my first box and I learned my table saw blade is out of square with the table because the miters were tough to get right. I ended up also adding a “Spline”, not sure if right term, to the mitered ends. I built a jig to hold the top verticle on the table saw and slice a slot out of each corner and inserted a glued piece to stregthen up the miters. This was also a first.

Fun project and now everything is cleaned, waxed, and covered until spring. Man I wish I had a heated shop that did not have to house my wife’s and my cars.



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#1 posted 11-24-2008 05:11 PM

Nice! Move south. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-24-2008 05:19 PM

What a great way to display the tile Glen.Nice job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 10:23 PM

You can have your wife move to florida and you can have the entire garage to your self after you purchase a heater. Or you can move to florida or you both can move to florida or you can buy a second home in florida, wait that’s not going to work. How about building a bigger garage. That’s it a bigger garage. I live in Floirda and I can’t wait until winter comes, when its cool enought to stay in the garage for more than a few mins. I could air condition the garage but it would cost toooo much.
Its never perfect….. enjoy when you can..
PS the box is very very nice. A great way to display a small tile.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 07:59 PM

Where did you get the Motawi tile? Was it pricey?

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 03:36 AM

Beautiful gift and the miters look excellent : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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