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Project by BillyJ posted 1805 days ago 1528 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although it might look complicated, it is rather easy using the Incra fence on my router table. I used maple with walnut for the contrasting wood. I cut the patterns using my scroll saw, gluing them in place. The grape-leaf design was a bit more work, considering each grape had to be placed in the bunch. Using carving tools I formed the pieces to look like it was carved from the top itself. Because I was not sure how these would be used, I used an oil finish on the outside and left the insides natural.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#1 posted 1805 days ago

Thats one nice gift

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1805 days ago

Wow, nothing wrong with these boxes…excellent joinery

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 1805 days ago

very cool. I thought the fish was carved out for sure. You did a great job scrolling it and adding it to the project. It looks like it’s meant to be there. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 1805 days ago

Very nice work and awesome carving. I keep eyeballing the incra jig myself glad to hear how user friendly it is.

-- David '65

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#5 posted 1805 days ago

sweet box !
and the incra jig , one more thing
on my wish list .
i’m going to need an airplane hanger ,
for a shop,
if i get everything i want !

-- 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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#6 posted 1805 days ago

Sweet box! I really like the contrasting wood on those corners. Nice work.

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#7 posted 1804 days ago

Very nice work, great job.

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#8 posted 1803 days ago

Nice box, the carving gives it a nice blast.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 1797 days ago

I’ve had the Incra system for about 5 years now, and have just scratched the surface with what it can do. It is a steep price for a unit like this, but it is worth it. The new Woodpecker / Incra router lifts are built better now – I would like to replace mine, but I could not justify spending that kind of money when mine works so well as it is!

Thanks for all of the positive comments.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 1455 days ago

These are really great, you have patience.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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