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Cove cuts and box joints on a cypress box

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Project by TheFridge posted 02-02-2015 06:01 AM 1767 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a box for my paw paw just because. That and I wanted to try out some cove cuts and box joints on one project. The cypress was milled 35-40 years ago. Stickers and air dried. From my paw paw. So im just giving back.

I didn’t sand or finish it because I didn’t feel it necessary. Looks different. I wouldn’t have made the box as meaty if I had a bandsaw capable of cutting the height of it, while following the outer contour of it.

I might cut a round recess for a handhole before I give it to him, but I haven’t made my mind up yet. I’m looking at it as more for storage of trinkets and stuff he won’t use often. Extra pocket knives and such.

This is just one of the many things I’ve made for him from his own wood. Hes a WW2 vet, a marine who fought in the Pacific, namely Iwo Jima, and was lucky to live to tell about it. Hopefully, there will be plenty of time to make him other things too. That man is truly a champ.

Thanks

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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#1 posted 02-02-2015 10:50 AM

Original design, I like.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 11:49 AM

Interesting shape.Thanks for sharing!

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 12:17 PM

Thanks fellas

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 07:44 PM

Very kewl i really dig the way it turned out

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 06:14 AM

TF, Great grandpa story. He sounds like a man worthy of tribute. I like the outside shape of this box. Looks like you had fun with the project. I don’t understand not putting on a finish, but everyone is entitled to their own version of beauty. Opening looks a bit awkward. You might consider these techniques of finger lift and this Perhaps this is a technique to try for hinges. Have fun, thanks for sharing, and keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 06:24 AM

Sorry, I forgot a couple word in my post. I’m prob going to cut a round recess similar to what you recommend and I left it unfinished so he doesn’t have a problem gripping it. And I really got lazy. So the it kinda worked out. This one was more about messing with cove cuts and just learning from it. I’ll probably do something similar but more refined in the future. And I kinda have a bunch of these hinges to get rid of and there’s no time like the present. But Thanks for looking and the tips. It is appreciated.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 09:08 AM

TF, good luck on your next build. You can edit your original post any time you like if you want to amend your text. Use the red “edit” in the top right corner of your post.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 12:37 PM

I did before my last reply but thanks :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 06:06 PM

Hello TheFridge

Beautiful box

The curve are very nice

Design is very interesting

How do you do the curves in the angle?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 02-03-2015 07:01 PM

Thanks digger, I used cove cuts on my table saw

I found out how to do it on woodgears.ca . Matthias builds some great jigs and has all kind of tricks.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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