curved lid box joints

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Project by Rasta posted 02-05-2010 12:14 AM 2706 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this thing to kill time while I decided what I wanted to do next. Made from 1 by 12 pine I had laying around it was fun to build and i got to challenge myself with the rounded lid.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 12:21 AM

I saw that in the magazine and bought the issue but I dare say I’ll never build it!!!!

Very, very nice work!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 12:22 AM

“This Thing” looks pretty darn good to me Roscoe a great job. When your not bored ,what do you make Bombe chest ? LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 12:24 AM

Cool curve! Do you know what your going to put in it yet?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 12:24 AM

nice job, that lid looks like it would make me bored all those cuts and angles.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 12:26 AM

I’m impressed. Nice project to just kill time. The joints look good.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 01:09 AM

The wood you used to just kill time would have been the time I used to just kill wood.

Awesome project and technique!


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

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 01:27 AM

Impressive as heck. I don’t even want to think about making that.

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

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 01:29 AM

I like the curved top. Something I haven’t done yet. Thanks

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 04:18 AM

Very impressive

-- Bored Feet

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 05:39 AM

That looks a bit tricky, however, you pulled it off quite well.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 06:57 AM

Very nice. I would love to make one but that top scares me.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#12 posted 02-05-2010 07:27 AM

Really nice job. How long did it take to build?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 02-05-2010 02:19 PM

Very nice! Dang good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 02-05-2010 02:52 PM

It’s good to see how some folks kill time in such a positive way. A wow project. All the details look very well done. It would make a good mini desk if it had a some kind of a writing surface.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-05-2010 05:14 PM

Thanks for all the comments, the curved lid really wasn’t as difficult as i thought it would be. You start with flat peices for your front and sides, box joint them and cut 22 and a half angles on the fronts and cut your sides to pie shapes, then assemble, now start rounding with a plane until veryy round and finish shaping with sand paper, I wish I would have gone farther with the hand plane though.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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