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Project by donjoe posted 1601 days ago 2082 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, This all started because I wanted to try and make box joints or finger joints. Never had tried them. My old craftsman table saw is direct drive so no dado blades, but I do have a small router table. After thinking about how it would have to work I made the jig you see on the router bed to make 1/4” slots. Worked ok just using a cheap two bladed bit. After cutting the slots the box itself evolved in my mind. The materail is mostly popular. The decorations on top are red oak and purple heart. Bottom of box and shelf are lined with red wine colored felt. Golden oak stain and finished with poly. The box is 8”X5”X3.5”. Thanks for looking.

Donnie

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.





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Chris

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#1 posted 1601 days ago

Wow that’s cool. Nice job.

-- One Time Tree Man

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DragonLady

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#2 posted 1601 days ago

That’s nice! I love box joints.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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Gotwood1962

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#3 posted 1601 days ago

Great job!! Nothing like traditional joinery. You made do with what you had and you should be commened for that. Beats a back saw and chisel. I like the design of the box also ,nice job.

-- Gotwood1962, If sawdust were valuable... I'd be a millionaire

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bigike

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#4 posted 1601 days ago

nice work! i hate working with poplar wood cuz you really can’t put a nice finnish on it but you proved you can and make it look saweeeeeeeeeeeeet. THANKS

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Chelios

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#5 posted 1601 days ago

Nice work. I like poplar and how easy it takes a stain. How long did it take you to measure and set up your box joint jig/set up?

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donjoe

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#6 posted 1601 days ago

Chelios, Thanks for the comment, I did not time myself but I made the jig itself in about thirty minutes.That’s figuring and making.

Donnie

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 1600 days ago

Donnie nice job on your box, awsome work. Nice box joints, superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1600 days ago

Looking mighty spiffy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NormG

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#9 posted 1600 days ago

Wow what a box, great job. Jig did it job also.

-- Norman

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FordMike

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#10 posted 1600 days ago

Outstading thanks for the info.

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degoose

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#11 posted 1600 days ago

Quick Simple Effective

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Rick George

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#12 posted 1600 days ago

Nice work on the box joints. The golden oak stain looks really good on the poplar, too.

-- Rick

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jack1

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#13 posted 1600 days ago

very nice. If you want smoother cutting yet, try the Freud bits.

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

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Tim29

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#14 posted 1599 days ago

Looks like you did it. Nice job.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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doncutlip

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#15 posted 915 days ago

Hey great job on the box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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