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Project by Randy M. posted 04-08-2018 07:04 PM 1129 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attemp with using 8 sided router bit for the setup of this box. Box is 16.5” in length with 10-5” wide with having a height of 8”. The box is mostly walnut with birch panels the top panel is veneered with walnut. Each corner section is made with Mahogany and Ambroisia maple each kept straight.

Hope to present this to one of our ministers at end of the month.

I used a stop chain from Rockler for the older brass hinges I used for the lid.

Before finish

After finish

-- Do it with your heart in it.........





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AJ1104

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 12:12 AM

Nicely designed and finished. This is a unique box, great job.

-- AJ

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Randy M.

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 01:00 AM

Thanks AJ….. Was a challenge on router adjustments but once done it went smoothly.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 03:12 AM

Wow, very impressive looking!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Joe

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 01:43 PM

Your box looks great. Your craftsmanship shows in the design, construction, and finish. I would like to know how you went about setting up the 8 sided joints? Looks complicated. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 04-09-2018 02:31 PM



Your box looks great. Your craftsmanship shows in the design, construction, and finish. I would like to know how you went about setting up the 8 sided joints? Looks complicated. Thanks for inspiring

- Joe

Joe,
You can find David Henry 8 Sided tutorials on youtube and also on lumberjocks which helped me in getting this one through the gate. Lot of testing on the router to get me stave boards correct once on the corners.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 03:12 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 04-10-2018 02:50 PM

Great inlay and corner details!

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#8 posted 04-15-2018 04:25 AM

Very nice.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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