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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 1317 days ago 1775 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading Steve’s blog on end grain cutting boards I decided to attempt to construct a similar board, but as a cover for a box instead of a cutting board. The triangles for the cover are 1/4” thick. I initially had trouble with the points breaking off when I cut them on the table saw, but solved the problem using blue tape to protect the corners during sawing. The box is constructed out of mahogany and the cover is mahogany, cherry and walnut.
Steve- you did an excellent job explaining the process in your blog.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

Excellent work. Good box and nice trick with the tape.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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sras

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Well done! This pattern works well as a box top.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Grant Libramento

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

I’ve often thought that those end grain boards would look nice as a box lid. You just proved it!

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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rowdy

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

Interesting idea and nice box

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

Excellent! love it.

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

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degoose

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#6 posted 1317 days ago

I need to stop going to so many shows and get back into the workshop… thanks for the inspiration… and thanks to SPalm for the original idea…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1317 days ago

WooHoo. That looks mighty fine. And a lipped lid. I like that.

I don’t think anything is original anymore. The pioneers were probably making quilts that had this pattern.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Chip

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#8 posted 1317 days ago

Beautiful box Roger. Elegant. I went through a number of jigs and approaches to get clean edges and to glue up my boxes also so I know the frustration all too well. This came out wonderfully. Thanks for posting.

That “WALNUT AND CHERRY JEWELRY CABINET” on your site is very very special by the way.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Flemming

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#9 posted 1316 days ago

sweet pattern for a box :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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