Small box, fancy hidden joinery

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-24-2017 11:23 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a couple pieces of 3/4” by 3-1/3 wide poplar. Tried out a new to me joint, called a Full Blind Finger Joint, or Mitered Box joint. Once the box had been glued up, two beads wer run all the way around. I then sawed the lid off, splitting the beads. 1/4” plywood panels for the top and bottom panels. Finger joints were done with just a few hand tools. Used the bandsaw to split the lid off. Wound up splitting one of the fingers in the corners. IF you look closely at the opened lid’s corners, you may be able to see what it looked like.

Finish is a coat of the Infamous Witch’s Brew. The top edges of the lid were rounded over, using a block plane.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 11:53 PM

Looks good bandit, you have a lot more patience then I do. Looks like some fildley joinery.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 02:15 AM

Great job with the hand tools. Very nice box. Still need to send you some BKP to try.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 11:01 AM


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#4 posted 03-25-2017 02:12 PM

looks like too much work for me nice job

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 07:53 PM

You did a nice job on this box. You must be proud of using this joint. 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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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 03-26-2017 05:38 PM

Good job, Bandit … another masterpiece!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 03-27-2017 11:01 PM

Beautifully done, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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