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Project by David Craig posted 1708 days ago 2007 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first more complicated projects. This plan was from a Wood magazine and I made it for a friend whose mother had given her a few quilts and she had no place to show them off. Most of my work so far has been done on pine boards that were either salvaged from inside my house or purchased at the local home center. They say a good woodworker can make a cheap board piece of pine look like nice lumber. Well, I was at the stage where I could make a prime board look like cheap pine :) so I stick with the pine until I learn my chops a little.

The project is pretty basic, but it required angled dowel joinery. I never worked with dowels before and I was quite pleased on how well the joints fit together. All of you out there know that dowel holes are unforgiving when it comes to lining them up. I bought a wolfcraft doweling jig to help. Nice little contraption and fairly inexpensive but you are limited on the width of the board you can use it on.

At any rate, my friend was happy and proudly displays her quilts on it, which makes me happy and proud as well.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.





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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1708 days ago

My wife is a quilter, and would appreciate this. Nice job. Thanks for the display.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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David Craig

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#2 posted 1708 days ago

Thank you for the kind comments and for viewing. Sharing was my pleasure.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 1708 days ago

You know, my wife has been pushing me into hobbyist woodworking for about 15 years, giving me wood samples, buying me books…....and finally I bit, just a couple of months ago. So nobody is happier than she to see me interested…....think she wants some quilt racks….....doodads…..maybe an occasional table….....we’ll see how I do…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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David Craig

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#4 posted 1707 days ago

It is a good hobby and, like everything else, can be a little expensive in the beginning :) Of course, one takes it only as far as they can or want to. I would buy that good tablesaw now while you have spousal support :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Partridge

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#5 posted 1651 days ago

You did a good job on this. like the color

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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David Craig

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#6 posted 1651 days ago

Thanks Partridge, appreciate the compliment :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Mac37

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#7 posted 458 days ago

Like tis wish I had a pattern for it what angle did you have to cut the top front leg

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