dovetail corner post, maple and purple heart.

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Project by Nic posted 1908 days ago 2741 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Half blind dovetail corner post. Hard maple sides dovetailed into a purple heart corner post (Incra Jig). Soft white maple top with yellow heart and purple heart accents. This was a wedding gift.

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 1908 days ago

Very nice work Nic.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 1907 days ago

Great job Nic! I love the wood combo and dovetails.

-- 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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#3 posted 1907 days ago

Nice job. I’ll bet it was well received.

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#4 posted 1907 days ago

Beautifully done. I really like those corner posts.

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

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#5 posted 1907 days ago

Beautifully dovetail box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1907 days ago

super box great job

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1907 days ago

Nic, this is a well-designed box. The purple and yellow heart accents along with the edge detail add visual interest to the lid of the box. And the corner dovetails add a nice contrast to the maple. I am sure this was well received by the newlyweds.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 1907 days ago

Great looking box. I enjoy the design on the top with the edge detail and colors. I’m sure it will be in the family for a long time.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#9 posted 1907 days ago

Very nice. love the cover design.

-- Fin - Ottawa, IL

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#10 posted 1907 days ago

How do you make those corner posts?

-- Joe

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#11 posted 1907 days ago

Very pleasing lid design, neatly done and well finished…......good job.

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#12 posted 1907 days ago

I dont think that you can make the posts with a standard dovetail jig. I recently picked up the Incra Ultra Fence( ) for my new router table i built. It was fairly easy for setup and the fence is absolutely awesome for the precision it gives you. It comes with templates for about 100 different type of joints. the corner post is one of them. Here is a link to youtube to give you the basic idea of what the fence is capable of.

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#13 posted 1907 days ago

I can give you more detailed directions, but i dont think it can be done without the precision and templates of this fence.

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#14 posted 1907 days ago

Sweet – that is an impressive tool – as well as your results.

-- Joe

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#15 posted 1907 days ago

Nicely done…thats alot of detailed set up for sure…whew!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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