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Project by otindashop posted 03-29-2015 12:10 AM 1195 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cribbage board box made from a walnut top and sides with maple ends for contrast. The base is alder.

The finish is polycrylic 7 coats and then hard paste wax.

Measurements are 5” H x 13” W

Plenty of room inside for card decks, instructions and pegs.

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Gianni

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 01:13 AM

This is really nice! A friend of my daughters saw the one I made for her and asked if I could make her dad one for father’s day. I had the idea this time to try a dovetailed box as well. After a couple of weeks practicing cutting dovetail joints I ripped a piece of cherry and had a go at it.

Disaster ensued when the joints were too tight and trying to hammer them together busted a pin and split the board. I tossed it in the scrap heap and walked away. I assume when I return to it I will go back to splined miters. Go with what you know, I guess.

Regardless, I am sure mine wouln’t have come out this nice. Great work.

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otindashop

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 03:22 AM

The dovetails were made with the Leigh RTJ400 jig. It’s a new way to do dovetails and once set up, nearly foolproof.

Thanks for the nice comment.

Burt

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 06:10 AM

What a great idea Burt. Several years ago I bought the 3 metal templates for drilling the holes and I made several boards and always thought there had to be something better…and here it is. A lovely box for storage and a board right there. Something that can be left on the table that looks nice. Thanks so much for sharing. I have never heard of the Leigh RTJ400 jig. Where did you purchase it?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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otindashop

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 02:56 PM

Larry,

I got the RTJ400 at
www.highlandwoodworking.com

Also, I called the Leigh factory to get some data first on acceptable router fit/table, etc…..

The jig is wonderful and a new way to do the dovetails but you do have to read all the instructions carefully and realize that it is not a linear set of instructions.

Good luck on your projects.

Burt

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majuvla

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 05:13 PM

Beautiful box. I like those wide, big dovetails, they look fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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otindashop

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#6 posted 03-29-2015 10:27 PM

Ivan,

Thank you for your nice comment. I do love to use contrasts especially in joint making.

Burt

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