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Project by Ben posted 07-10-2017 04:51 PM 335 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 2 daughters, so I had to build another box. This one is constructed with box joints and a dado for the bottom to fit into. I did some reading and found a simple jig for cutting the mortises for the hinges. It only took an hour to build (I forgot to take a picture), but worked great with a flush trim router bit and my trim router. The hinges on this one fit much better and the cover aligned perfectly. I just need to burn her name in the top now.

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-11-2017 12:24 AM

Very pretty box. I like the symmetry in the top!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 12:14 PM

Nicely done, I have never tried to make box joints, will have to do that sometime, I think one needs a special saw blade with a flat tooth.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Ben

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 02:52 PM

They do make a Finger joint set of blades. I don’t have one, I only have a wobble dado blade that I use. Hopefully upgrade some day.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=59404&cat=1,41080,41165&ap=1

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 03:29 AM

Ben, nice work. It will look even better when you put a finish on it.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 07:06 AM

I like the alternate colour detailings that you did at the top of the storage box. They help to create a signature look which makes the design pop. The initials add a perfect personal touch which is what every personal gift needs at the end.

-- Mel Brandle @ http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/adelaide-service/

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