|Project by patron||posted 09-01-2009 06:07 PM||2903 views||10 times favorited||30 comments|
this is my second response to the midterm exam challenge i posted a while back ,
and in response to a blog by Jim Crockett about a keyed miter joint ,
this box is the second in this series ,
it has mitered corners ( new to me ) , and a spline that is made from redheart , holly , and claro walnut .
i made an ” L ” strip , and glued in the holly square strip , and then cut a rabbet and glued in the
claro walnut , i then tilted my dado stack on the tablesaw to 45 degs. , and splined the corners on a sled .
the top and bottom splines were placed with the redheart in first , and the middle one was with the claro walnut
in first , the resulting ” X ” was a complete surprise !
i made a ” V ” holder for the spline log , and it tilted the spline 45 degs. on the back stop on the miter saw .
this box is for the native american church folks , to hold their religious implements and feathers .
the top and bottom are aromatic cedar unsealed , as it keeps the mites and bugs from destroying the feathers .
this box is mahogany with the inlay top alder ( that’s what i had around , from a previous project ) .
my crescent logo is holly and bubinga .
please enjoy , and as allways comments and critique are welcome .
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