answering the chalenge , # 2

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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 .

-- 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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#1 posted 1692 days ago

Very fine work.
You beat me by a few miles.

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#2 posted 1692 days ago

I should say many miles…lol

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#3 posted 1692 days ago

i like this will have to try this on my next box thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 1692 days ago

Beautifully built. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1692 days ago

A fine box for a high purpose. The wood choices work well, and those splined corners are crazy good! First time I’ve seen them like this. I appreciate your telling/showing us how you made them.
The cedar lining provide form and function. Well done sir.

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#6 posted 1692 days ago

You did a superb job – I like both (challenge 1 & 2 boxes).

I really like the crescent moon idea..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 1692 days ago

David, One of the most beautiful boxes on this site! The miter splines are wonderful and most creative. Very insiprational! The work on the top lid is nice and tight. Thanks for sharing. WOW!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 1692 days ago

Even better than the first. And sometimes accidents have unexpected consequences. The resulting X is gorgeous.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#9 posted 1692 days ago

David, you certainly have people thinking,
My dog ate my homework so I will have to do it again,, look out for something a little different.,.. not as fine as your work but different just the same.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1692 days ago

David, Your work is always incredible. Once again you raise the bar and make the rest of us look bad.
How did Lumberjocks survive without you?—Fantastic box


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 1692 days ago

Show off! (just kidding) They are wonderful boxes and I love the spline treatments. Not sure I understand all of them yet, but they are truly unique and eye-catching. I’m sure the native American church you made them for is very grateful for the great craftsmanship and design.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#12 posted 1692 days ago

thanks jim ,
you asked ,
and i wondered !
so keep asking .
or we can switch
every now and then !

-- 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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#13 posted 1692 days ago

david: Some very creative splines. A unique way to make them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 1692 days ago


is it possible that you can make a book, than you can learn us
how you make this beautifully boxes.
I’m really amazed.

Gr. Henrie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#15 posted 1692 days ago

Well done. That is special. Great craftsmanship.

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