I Joint Box, Take 2

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Project by blockhead posted 1526 days ago 15119 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first posted the Knothead Box I didn’t realize at the time, but it seemed to be a fairly unique joint and the comments were pretty positve, so I decided to try another one. I wanted to try this one without the legs to see how it looked. This one is mostly for practice to try and hone the joint a bit. The joint didn’t need the splines for strength as it’s strong, but I wanted to break up all of the red in the Padauk a little. It gave me some more practice on the multi colored splines too that I’ve been trying out.

The woods used are Padauk, Zebra, Wenge, Walnut and Maple and the bottom and tray are lined with tan suede. Thanks for taking the time to look and any and all comments and feedback are appreciated.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 1526 days ago

Awesome work. gorgeous box

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#2 posted 1526 days ago

I love the joint, the wood combo, the way the lid fits…everything about it!

Great box, Brad.

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

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#3 posted 1526 days ago

Very cool brad I like the segmented splines.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1526 days ago

i like the handle. it looks like a re-purposed drawer pull, very clever usage.

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#5 posted 1526 days ago

I like the wood choice as well as the handle. Very nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 1526 days ago

Absolutely beautiful Brad, one of my favorite combinations of wood.
Love the unique joint and the multicolored spline….......... gives me some ideas…......

I also really like the design of the handle, its perfect.

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 1526 days ago

Well done!

-- Peter, Central VA

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#8 posted 1526 days ago

Great box, love the contrasting woods!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 1526 days ago

Do you do the joint with a router? kind of like a dovetail setup? I think that joint must be pretty strong. It almost reminds me of old time woodworking, back when tools were of a much lesser quality. Nicely done, I’ll favorite this one.

thanks for the post

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#10 posted 1526 days ago

Excellent looking box and a great selection of woods. I also like the multi wood splines.

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#11 posted 1526 days ago

This is a wonderful looking box,very unique design elements and attention to details ! The inspiration is greatly appreciated.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#12 posted 1526 days ago

Like it alot!

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

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#13 posted 1526 days ago

I really appreciate all the kind words LJ’s!

bent- The handle was actually bought from Lowe’s. It was intended for another project, but ended up using it on this.

getneds- Yes, the joints were made using a box joint jig on the router table.

Thanks again

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 1526 days ago

Ahh what a cool box! Love the combination of the woods you used. Very nice work Brad….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 1526 days ago

Yes..the large box joints really make the piece! A little end grain always gives a great contrast. You hit a home run with the multi-wood splines…great idea! So how “red” is the workshop after this build? Funny how paduak seems to get everywhere when using it! Great build Brad!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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