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Mitered box w/Ebony Splines

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Project by Bruce posted 03-23-2015 01:22 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my stepson for his 19th birthday. It’s made of quarter-sawn white oak with ebony splines in the mitered corners and an ebony handle. I made an adjustable TS jig to cut the slots in the corners. It’s finished with a good soaking of Watco Danish Oil and two coats of sprayed lacquer. I placed an adhesive-backed felt in the bottom, midnight blue. I haven’t posted projects here in a while so I figure its about time. Sorry about the picture quality as a cell phone was used to take the pics.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?





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Gary

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 04:02 AM

Nice box. Really like the way you did the splines.. He should be proud of it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 11:21 AM

Nice box, Bruce. What did you use to locate the lid square on the box?

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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ignatz

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 02:29 PM

Very nice!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 11:37 PM

Great looking box—I love those splines!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 01:13 AM

Dan, the piece of oak I used for the sides had a bevel on it of about 32 degrees from another project. I simply left the bevel in place and hollowed out the bottom of the lid 3/8 of an inch (the distance the bevel extends up on the sides), except for a 3/4 inch perimeter (the thickness of the sides). Then, I laboriously chiseled the perimeter of the bottom of the lid to match the bevel. I then beveled the top surface to match the other two bevels on the TS. I think it helped the homogenous look of the whole piece. Interestingly it worked out great. Especially after the finish was on and dried. The lid just slips into place as you set it on there!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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