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dovetail corner post, maple and purple heart.

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Project by Nic posted 06-01-2009 11:57 PM 2906 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 06-02-2009 12:03 AM

Very nice work Nic.

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

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blockhead

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 12:19 AM

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 06-02-2009 12:19 AM

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

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 12:26 AM

Beautifully done. I really like those corner posts.

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

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 02:08 AM

Beautifully dovetail box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 02:55 AM

super box great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 04:04 AM

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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Jeff

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 04:43 AM

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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Fin

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#9 posted 06-02-2009 06:53 AM

Very nice. love the cover design.

-- Fin - Ottawa, IL

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#10 posted 06-02-2009 12:44 PM

How do you make those corner posts?

-- Joe

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#11 posted 06-02-2009 01:25 PM

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

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#12 posted 06-02-2009 01:34 PM

I dont think that you can make the posts with a standard dovetail jig. I recently picked up the Incra Ultra Fence( http://www.incra.com/product_rtf_main.htm ) 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R8_qa90CQ0&feature=PlayList&p=6AF3A7D29651D94B&index=1

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Nic

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#13 posted 06-02-2009 01:37 PM

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 06-02-2009 03:31 PM

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

-- Joe

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#15 posted 06-02-2009 03:32 PM

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

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

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