Simple maple and padauk box

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Project by RibsBrisket4me posted 09-24-2016 03:01 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing earth shattering here about the box. It’s simple maple and padauk.

What really got me excited was how I made it.

You see my old 113.298762 Craftsman table saw is not very good at getting the blade tilt to 45 degrees for miters.

So I made this simple jig to cut the 45 degree miters while keeping my saw blade at 90 degrees.

I was very happy with how tight the box miters are using this jig.

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 03:03 PM

Cool look.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 09-24-2016 03:05 PM

Thanks Jack!

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 06:13 PM

Nice and simple!

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 07:32 PM

COOL, Simple Alternative!

Very good!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 07:34 PM

Thank you Bud and Joe!

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#6 posted 09-24-2016 07:49 PM

This is a beautiful box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 08:20 PM

Very nice work and the miters look good.

The jig is great and you are getting the most out of the saw…Good Idea

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#8 posted 09-24-2016 10:36 PM

Thanks y’all. Being able to make tight miters on my old Craftsman makes me smile.

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#9 posted 09-25-2016 12:53 PM

Very nice box. I like the wood combos. Those miters do look very tight. That sled is a nice addition to that old saw.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 10-03-2016 06:53 AM

Ribs, I like the box and your jig. The jig obviously works well, should save you lots of time, and makes cutting the 45s much easier.

I would suggest some additions to the jig for you to consider. Put your guide block at the back of your jig, move the edge of your jig up to your saw blade, add a stop to be able to create sides of exactly the same length.

It may look something like this or you may come up with a better design.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 10-03-2016 10:42 PM

Thank you Roger!
Hope you are doing well!

Big Al, (Boxguy), thanks so much for taking the time to chime in on my humble project!
Your jig is amazing and I am studying it right now!
Thanks for taking the time to help me!

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