Second try at a hinged lid

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Project by psquared posted 12-05-2008 at 02:47 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small box is made from scrap pieces around the shop. Cherry box with mitered corners and red oak keys. Top and bottom panels are made from mdf veneered with lacewood. My first attempt at veneer, my second attempt with a hinged lid. The proportions are a tad ”?” in that not much fits inside, but otherwise a good learning experience.

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.

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#1 posted 12-05-2008 at 03:36 AM

Very Nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-05-2008 at 03:38 AM

Nice job. Tight miters, everything seems to be nicely aligned….pretty good!

The only recommendation I would make is to either cut the miter keys on the router table or get a saw blade with a flat top grind to eliminate the ears in the bottoms of your key slots (I had the same issue)....Other than that, great job!


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 at 03:59 AM

I like the box. If you don’t mention any perceived “flaws”, then none are seen. The character traits of your box make it unique. Keep on working on the wood.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 at 04:19 AM

Nice box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 at 04:25 AM

Any blade suggestions?

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 at 06:10 AM

I like this application for lacewood. It’s kinda too bad, though, because in this case the dimensions are so small that this box can’t really showcase the lacewood grain pattern. I suspect, though, that this is a function of the size of scrap available and not so much by choice. Nice job! I’ll be waiting to see what is suggested about what blade to use.

-- Paul, Wildwood, MO; (Ps 145: 1-2)

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