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Project by Dustmite97 posted 08-06-2009 07:30 PM 1325 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I completed yesterday. I made it using all of my new skills that I learned from the David Knipfer box making tutorials from my blog. The whole box is made from 1/2 inch thick poplar. I joined the pieces by beveling each end at 45 degrees and glued them together. It was a technique that worked very well. The box is being used as a candlebox at this point. Anyway, thanks again to everybody that gave me box joinery advice.





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#1 posted 08-06-2009 07:39 PM

Well Done! It looks like it is hinged in the back, but I can’t quite tell from the pictures.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 07:40 PM

There are hinges on the back.

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 07:47 PM

If you noticed a missing screw in one of the hinges, don’t mind it. I lost it during assembly. It was a very tiny screw you know.

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 09:53 PM

Nice box. I find mitered corners to br “advanced joinery”.
Too funny…I drop those small screws too.

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 10:38 PM

The firsts are always a treasure. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 10:49 PM

nicely done, also nice poplar grain pattern on this one.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 08-06-2009 11:08 PM

Nice job Dustmite, always feels good when you get your “1st” one done!!!

Keep ‘em coming and a big welcome to LJ’s…............. there is a lot to learn and alot of absolutely
wonderful people to help and give advice.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#8 posted 08-06-2009 11:43 PM

hi dustmite, nice job for a first box, i really like the grain pattern. The miters look really good also. Those screws can be a pain to keep track of. can’t wait to see your next box. ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#9 posted 08-07-2009 12:15 AM

You are one your way!

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

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#10 posted 08-07-2009 01:45 AM

Good job, DM97!! Aren’t those screws a pain? I usually empty the contents of the package into an old glass ashtray that’s kicking around. That way they don’t go flying, and I can take them out one by one easily…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 08-07-2009 02:13 AM

Thank you for all of your nice comments, I am glad you like it.

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#12 posted 08-07-2009 03:37 AM

Very nice box here are a couple of links for some more ideas for boxs if you want to add some contrast.
Keep up the good work waiting to see your next project…

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/jigs/spline-jig--miter-joint/
http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=5215

-- David '65

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#13 posted 08-07-2009 06:10 AM

One of thousands of great projects to come.Well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-07-2009 07:47 AM

Well done. Great fist box. Nice miters and the grain stands out nicely.

Welcome to LJ’s

Keep it up. Hope to see many more projects from you.

Scrappy

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

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#15 posted 08-07-2009 01:50 PM

That’s a great box. 4 mitred corners requires precision. In my opinion, it is harder to do than box joints or dovetails. Those two joints may take longer, but when done with a jig they really only require the board ends to be cut square. Mitres take some attention to setup as even a smidge off is quite glaring. Good job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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