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Project by Kelster58 posted 05-02-2018 10:10 AM 892 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the box I made for the Spring 2018 Box Swap. I like working with wood. I get the most enjoyment setting up and trying new things with my machines. I decided to purchase a shaper instead of a router table. I like the idea of a shaper cutter on a 3/4 inch shaft verses a router bit in an upside down router…....just my choice. I don’t mean to offend all you router table guys. Any way I cut a small 5×7 raised panel out of curly maple for this box and I used a lock miter cutter for the mitered corners. I made sleds for both operations. The sleds are just my way of staying safe and keeping my work pieces stable. The last picture is my set up to cut one of the lock miters.

If you haven’t tried a swap. Give one a go. This was my first swap. I had a lot of fun challenging myself and the guys were very kind and supportive. I highly recommend participating. I am glad I did!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 10:15 AM

Very nice. I like the top … nice contrast. Kudos!

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 10:49 AM

Very elegant box. The cherry will just keep looking better and better as it darkens making the contrast with the maple even more striking. This was my first swap as well. It was a lot of fun.

Thanks for posting the lock miter picture. I made a jig for the long side but something slipped a bit so the cut was lopsided and didn’t work. The slider along the fence looks like the part I missed to keep the piece at a constant height.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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hairy

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 11:26 AM

That’s a fine box. Nice work!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 11:39 AM

Nice work, Kelly! That’s a sharp-looking box!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 01:17 PM

This box is mine now. Love it. When the post made delivery he waited until I opened it before he would leave. When I opened it, all I could say was wow, I hit the jackpot. Wonderful job and thanks for the box Kelly.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 01:29 PM

Nice work! Great looking box!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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poospleasures

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#7 posted 05-02-2018 01:47 PM

Love that cherry and maple together. One of my favorite boxes in the swap. I have used lock miters before and find them to be nice and functional and really good looking when machined like yours. The base frame with made in feet just sets off this nicely sculptured assemble.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#8 posted 05-02-2018 01:59 PM

Nice work.

Can I make one constructive suggestion to increase the safety of that lock miter jig even further? A vertical member fixed at right angles to the slide, so that it supports the piece fully would make it impossible for the board to twist under the clamps. It would also provide the secondary benefit of preventing blow-out on the back side of the piece.

This is coming from a guy who’s a partial digit shy of a full deck, so safety’s kind of thing for me now. ;-)

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#9 posted 05-02-2018 02:03 PM

I think your box turned out splendidly, Kelly. I really like the raised panel top and the lock miters, they both had me wondering how you accomplished them.

-- opiningminnesotan.com

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#10 posted 05-02-2018 03:25 PM

Very Nice Indeed! & Well Done Also!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#11 posted 05-02-2018 05:58 PM

You did a very nice job on that box. Shapers are great.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Kelster58

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#12 posted 05-02-2018 11:05 PM



You did a very nice job on that box. Shapers are great.

- helluvawreck

Thanks…...and I do like my shaper…..

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Kelster58

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#13 posted 05-02-2018 11:10 PM



This box is mine now. Love it. When the post made delivery he waited until I opened it before he would leave. When I opened it, all I could say was wow, I hit the jackpot. Wonderful job and thanks for the box Kelly.

- jeffswildwood

I thank you all for the very nice comments. If you haven’t tried a swap you should. Everyone involved was great. Very supportive and willing to help and share. This was my first swap. I will definitely participate again.

Jeff, I have seen your work. You are very kind !!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#14 posted 05-03-2018 01:45 AM

Very cool.
Great job.

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

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#15 posted 05-03-2018 02:02 AM

You hit this one OUT OF THE PARK!!!

-- Tim

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