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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 10-31-2009 09:20 PM 1946 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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#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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#2 posted 10-31-2009 09:58 PM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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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 @

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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!


-- 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.


-- 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.

-- “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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#8 posted 11-01-2009 11:58 AM

Great box and arrangement of wood. Beautiful.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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