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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-30-2009 03:05 PM 1559 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my wife to store her woodburner and accessories so she could easily take them to the gourd class in Arizona.
This was was my first attemp to use the MCLS lock miter bit on my new router table. I had tried it on my old router table and it made such sloppy joints that I put it back in the drawer for 5 years.

This one worked great. I took 6 pieces of 1/2” plywood and lock-mitered all the corners and top and bottom and then glued the box together. Then I bandsaw cut the curve through the entire box and finished the edges and made interior fixturing for the burner and the tools. I added hinges, handle and latch and away she went with it.

The walnut trim was an after thought. I had such bad splintering on the top that I added the trim to clean it up.
It is 8”x9”x8” high and made from 1/2” birch plywood. Finish is clear lacquer.

One thing I found when cutting the vertical piece on the fence with the lock miter bit is to score the edge to be cut about the wood thickness up from the edge with a utility knife. This prevents splintering from running higher than the cut with plywood

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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BigFoot Products Canada

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 03:23 PM

Great Job!

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Wheathills

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 03:29 PM

Nice job, I just hope she appreciates it!

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK, http://www.wheathills.com

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 03:47 PM

Nice design details. Excellent post!

Thanks,

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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hardwoodflooring

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 04:54 PM

great job.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 06:14 PM

Very nice! I didn’t even realize it was plywood until I saw the photo where it was open.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 07:41 PM

nice work now i want one too

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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