Knothead Box

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Project by blockhead posted 1895 days ago 2511 views 10 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at using a type of box joint. The box is made from more oak scrap lying around the shop. I used my box joint jig I made and it seemed to work ok. This is a bit of a departure design wise from my last box. I was just wanting to try something different and use a couple of techniques I hadn’t used before (thanks for the advice Blake). I cut the legs using my jig saw insert. There was a knot in the wood that was really cool looking and I wanted to incorporate it in the box, so I used a drum sander attachment on my drill press to shape it and use it for the knob. The bottom is lined with black vinyl. I used four coats of wipe on poly/oil and two coats of oil/wax. Any and all comments and/or suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 1895 days ago

Very interesting

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 1895 days ago

Beautiful Box!!

I really like the joinery and the way you incorporated the the feet into the design!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1895 days ago

Great job. You did very well with your new jigs.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 1895 days ago

I really like that box joint, it’s really different. Do you have more photos or plans for your jug? I have some mesquite that I have been waiting for the right inspiration and itwould look great with those joints.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#5 posted 1895 days ago

good looking piece … I like the side feet.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 1895 days ago

nice , very nice !
i love making boxes , and now am thriled to see so many others ideas .
this sharing site is really good for us all .
more…more…. more….!

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 1895 days ago

Really unique design. Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 1895 days ago

Great box!

I really like the feet. I may have to “borrow” the concept!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 1895 days ago

Wow! Thanks for the great comments! Here is the link for the jig Bibb. I “borrowed” the design. Thanks again LJ’s…

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 1895 days ago

Very unique design, very attractive box.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 1894 days ago

Fantastic box! Great design!

Love the way the feet are part of the design and not just functional.

Keep up the inspirational work. ( you have inspired me to “borrow” your feet idea) haha

My only thought would be to use a contrasting wood color on the feet. That would make them, pop more, but might take away from the rest of the box. Not sure. just my opinion.

Great job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 1894 days ago

Very cool box. Love the design. Well done.

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#13 posted 1894 days ago

Unique feet system. The joinery is unique as well.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#14 posted 1894 days ago

Dan, I love the asymmetric design of the feet and the way they fit into the overall design. Beautiful work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 1894 days ago

Very nice design, great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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