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Project by Jeff posted 06-17-2010 03:00 PM 1852 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first (and only thus far) attempt at finger joints. We buy our spices in bulk and there was an ever growing pile of bags lying around. I sensed an opportunity for a project! Constructed of Cherry with handles from Lee Valley. There is a single divider inside. I think I only finished the outside with tung oil but can’t remember the specifics. Overall I was pretty happy with how this turned out, although my wife thinks it looks too much like a cremation urn. A few years has passed since it was made and the spices have imbued the cherry with a permanent “spice shop” smell that I find pleasing.

Coincidentally, had my first real kickback when cutting the lid. It wrecked that lid, went through my wife’s bicycle spokes and put a good dent in the door trim behind me. Thankfully I was standing off to the side as one should, so it went under my arm on my right side.

-- Jeff





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levan

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 04:02 PM

nice box Jeff. Looks like a good job on the finger joints. You learned a valuable lesson about safety also. glad no one was hurt.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 04:41 PM

Awesome looking box, great craftsmanship. Superb work

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 04:47 PM

beautiful box Jeff!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 06:29 PM

Nice design well done Jeff

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 08:52 PM

Picture Perfect, Jeff!! Good Man!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 11:13 PM

Excellent box…..do you have a close-up picture of the handle end ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 12:35 AM

Nice box, Jeff.

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#8 posted 06-18-2010 03:39 AM

Those joints look great! Nice job.

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#9 posted 06-18-2010 04:56 AM

Good looking box. I really like the top. Glad the kickback did’nt hurt you.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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