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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 10-31-2009 09:20 PM 1638 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at making a box using box joints. I built a jig to use on my router table. This box is intended to hold napkins on the dinner table. I’ve made four so far a gave them away. I finished it with eight hand rubbed coats Formby’s Tong oil and then about six coats of Briwax.

-- Dale, Ohio





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prime8

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 09:54 PM

Nice box! Reminds me of German chocolate cake. The way the colors go together. Its making me hungry..Nice box joints, and splines on the framed top too.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 09:58 PM

I can think of three things for this box great,super, fantastic.

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 11:56 PM

Beautiful little box. Great build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 02:43 AM

Wish you hadn’t mentioned the German chocolate cake prime8! That box looks delicious! Great job on your box Dale. Hope you get to keep one of them before long.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 03:19 AM

Great box! What woods were used? I really like the figured sides and the dark top and bottom!

Jim

-- 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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#6 posted 11-01-2009 06:04 AM

Fantastic box. Great design and build. Fantastic choices in wood colors/grain. The dark top and bottom are set off nicely by the figured sides and inseets. Nice added touch with the keys in the frame corners.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

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

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 09:15 AM

A very attaractive box and the woods used. I like your habit of giving maximum pictures so that the project can be seen in total. I wish others also follow this practice.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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dustynewt

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 11:58 AM

Great box and arrangement of wood. Beautiful.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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