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Project by reelman65 posted 05-08-2015 12:37 PM 991 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, thanks for the great resource and all of the great ideas, instructions and information. This is my first “Project” submission to LJs. I am just getting the workshop finally set up after a multi year home addition, that included the garage space i needed for the workshop. I will be mostly building furniture for the new rooms for the near future, but mother’s day gave me a reprieve. My wife bought her mother a piece of jewelry, she suggested that i make her a box for the gift.
The box is mahogany with ebony trim. I was able to use this project to try out several tools for the first time. I used the Leigh D4R for the box joints. Delta Tenoning jig for the top and a cove bit for the trim





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ignatz

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#1 posted 05-08-2015 02:51 PM

Beautiful box, superbly crafted. What did you use as finish?

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

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 03:06 PM

A double gift for the Best MIL in the world, fancy that.

Good job reelman65.

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reelman65

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 03:41 PM



Beautiful box, superbly crafted. What did you use as finish?

- ignatz


Thanks very much for the kind words!
this was really my first box, so i just took a stab at it.
sand to 320
golden pecan stain for mahogany, no stain for the ebony
some Elmers gray wood filler for my miter mistakes, then the darkest minwax marking pen, then smudge it around with rag to blend in with ebony grain.
sprayed 2 coats of minwax spray can satin poly. (which worked great i thought)

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 04:07 PM

Glad to see your using a zero clearance insert there ;). Beautiful box. Very nice work. Be proud.

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reelman65

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 04:09 PM



Glad to see your using a zero clearance insert there ;). Beautiful box. Very nice work. Be proud.

- jason96x

Thanks Sir,

yes, I also used the zero clearance rig on the miter saw ala Jon Peters

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LDYHWKR

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#6 posted 05-08-2015 05:06 PM

Very nice indeed, reelman65. Only problem is, your wife will now be requesting lots and lots more wood working projects, as she has seen how nicely they turn out…

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reelman65

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#7 posted 05-08-2015 07:08 PM



Very nice indeed, reelman65. Only problem is, your wife will now be requesting lots and lots more wood working projects, as she has seen how nicely they turn out…

- LDYHWKR

Thanks!
only the best for wifey

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#8 posted 05-08-2015 07:21 PM

Very nice!
When I first saw the title and photo, I thought you had made an URN for your Mother-in-law’s ashes :-)

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reelman65

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#9 posted 05-08-2015 07:23 PM



Very nice!
When I first saw the title and photo, I thought you had made an URN for your Mother-in-law s ashes :-)

- JoeinGa

LOL, i am sure she will bury me.

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#10 posted 05-08-2015 11:52 PM

Great looking box! I’m sure your MIL will love it!

-- Dean

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-09-2015 01:33 PM

That is a real beauty and she will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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