White oak box

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Project by Aj2 posted 04-10-2017 01:04 AM 952 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to share some of my recent work.First pic is my bench and the tools i used to shape the horns on the top.The last two is how the box will look with hinges and a lite coat of shellac.
Curly white oak is pretty challenging to work.


-- Aj

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 01:32 AM

Like the hand cut dovetails. You’re right curly white oak can be difficult, especially tear out if everything isn’t super sharp. I didn’t see a card scraper there but I did see the cheater glasses. I need em too

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 03:43 AM

Thanks Blackberry,Your intuition is correct the card scrapers are just behind my coffee cup.The burnisher is sticking out of the dog hole.:)

-- Aj

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 01:59 PM

Nice joints!

I love white oak, but not for its “workability”. That darn tree stays angry long after being milled, can’t pass up a chance to chip out or give you a nice wood shiv into the finger!

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 02:41 PM

beautiful crafted …....GREAT JOB :<))


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#5 posted 04-10-2017 02:43 PM

The grain is fantastic, all the oak wood I have seen is very plain.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 03:37 AM

Not meaning to derail the topic but I see you’ve filled in the tool sink, I’ve thought about doing the same for years but just haven’t pulled the trigger. Do you always have it filled in and if so do you miss it?

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Scott Landry

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#7 posted 04-14-2017 06:18 AM

I like your bench plane. And workbench. The box is nice too! Nice dovetails!

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#8 posted 04-14-2017 01:46 PM

Thanks guys for the nice comments.Black berry asked about the covered part of my bench that I keep my straight edges in.And the answer is yes I keep it covered.I don’t get in there everyday.

-- Aj

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