Sycamore box

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Project by rob950 posted 05-10-2010 10:54 AM 1674 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made in the same theme as the previous posted project. This one measures just 5 1/2×4 x 2 inches deep. Made from some nicely figured sycamore and walnut for the inlay. Finished with tung oil and Briwax.

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 11:36 AM

I still don’t get how this is done! Do you have a link where I can see how?
My gues will be that you make first one, and then offset, and then make another one.
Nice done, impressed.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 12:15 PM

great looken box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 12:20 PM

Nice looking box..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 01:42 PM

Ahhh… Like mafe, do you have a link showing how you made this box? Maybe it’s just early, but can’t figure this one out. Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 05-10-2010 02:29 PM

Nice looking box. Sycamore is an often overlooked wood.

-- Kate,

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 02:55 PM

I never realized how beautiful sycamore is. Great job and I am also interested in how you did this.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#7 posted 05-10-2010 03:31 PM

Sycamore has such pretty grain

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 05-10-2010 03:35 PM

Nice love the colors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-10-2010 03:42 PM

Good job! I have recently purchased the Incra setup and look forward to producing some of these beautiful joints. How is the learning curve?

How it is done… do a YouTube search on Incra double dovetails.

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#10 posted 05-10-2010 03:48 PM

great job rob – we have alot of variations of these – incra is a great tool!

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 05-10-2010 05:26 PM

Nice looking box Rob. You did a great job and I like the finish you used..
I also have the Incra LS Supersystem and am impressed with all the variations and accuracy that this is capable of doing.

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#12 posted 05-10-2010 05:34 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I first saw a demonstration of the Incra jig on Youtube. Having seen pieces with these joints before and asking ‘How did they do that?’ I’ve had this jig for about a year now and wouldn’t do without it…...The learning curve isn’t that bad, helped along by the suburb demo DVD that comes with the kit.
When you’re used to using it, the templates allow for certain adaptations and modifications in the joint…..Very cool! But of course you can’t get anywhere without good stock preparation. That’s half the job!

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#13 posted 05-10-2010 09:23 PM

Great work Rob. A beautiful box and flawlessly made. The wood is very attractive as well.

Mads You can do this by hand without an Incra jig . A great LJ blog on this can be found at this link. I think this is the best blog ever posted on LJ because it is very thorough and extremely well done by a very talented craftsman.

I wouldn’t mind trying my hand at this myself, but so far I’ve been too lazy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 05-11-2010 03:10 AM

The INCRA with a Lee Valley router table where one of the first big ticket items I added to my shop. I thought maybe this purchase was a mistake. I’ve done some box joints with this fence that came out perfectly. After seeing the beauty of this box, the inspiration originally attributed to buying the fence is back thank you very much for sharing and wonderful work

-- Finally know what I want to be when I grow up

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#15 posted 05-11-2010 03:14 AM

Very nice box it looks great

-- Custom furniture

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