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Project by lumberjacques posted 04-13-2009 08:30 PM 1161 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carcass is made from Dogwood with Walnut trim. The “grill” is made from a solid block of Walnut. The bottom is Oak ply 1/8”.

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 02:17 AM

I really like the walnut grill, did you do that on the TS or router?

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 03:00 AM

Radial Saw, actually…...

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 07:16 PM

Could you explain how you did the corners on this box? Did you glue the small walnut pieces to the front/back or sides before gluing the box together? Mortise/tenon/floating tenon/just glue? Or did you route the corners for the walnut pieces after gluing the box together.

Love the look of this treatment and would like to try it myself.



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#4 posted 04-15-2009 08:36 PM

here’s how I DID it, but would NOT do it again….
I just glued four pieces around the latticework, clamped it, let it dry. Ssoooo, as soon as the humidity level changes, because of the different expansion directions required, pop!, the joint(s) of the frame come apart. I suggest using a “frame/panel” approach like cabinet doors, or in the very least, half lap joints instead of butt joints.
To make the lattice, I took a small piece of mdf, and grooved it every 1/8” on one side. Then, on my radial saw, i cut a 1/8 slot through the fence, 4 inches away from the blade. I butt the mdf against the fence, lining up the two 1/8” slots. I then take a small stick (made mine out of a piece of metal) 1/8” thick x 1” wide x 3” long, and insert it in the two slots, securing them together. This guarantees that the mdf will not slide to one side or the other.
Now, I take a piece of (in this case, walnut) wood of the desired thickness. I fasten (I used duct tape) it to the mdf, at the angle i want, for instance 90 degrees to my saw blade. I then set my saw blade to 1/2 the thickness of the wood. I cut the first slot in my walnut. Then, i lift up my stick, shift the mdf over to the next slot, put in my stick, cut the next slot, and so on.
When the first side is complete, I turn the Walnut over, making certain that I lay it down PERPENDICULAR to the direction of the slots on the first side, fasten the Walnut, and do the same procedures as the first side. TADA!! If I am confusing in my description, lemme know and I will try to post a pik of the “jig”.


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#5 posted 04-15-2009 08:55 PM

oops, I forgot to address the legs part. I glue those to the side panels of the box, then I glue the panels with the legs to the front and back panels.


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#6 posted 04-15-2009 09:41 PM

I just posted 2 piks of the “jig”. The fence that has the slot cut in it is not mounted in the pik, so, you will just have to imagine the metal bar as being also in a slot in the fence…..

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