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Project by Nick424 posted 05-09-2018 12:29 AM 943 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the box that I made for the box swap. It is curly ash with cherry splines. I split my board in half and cut the pieces so the grain wraps around the box. The knot figure on the front is where they join. It has Brusso hinges and laser engraving on the top and bottom.

I was challenged by several family members to make one to fit inside, and I went a little overboard.

I always forget to take good pictures, so these are what my son took when he was up.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 05-09-2018 12:32 AM

Nice job, crazy grain on that lead box. How do you cut your miters? Flat on the TS blade tilted, on a jig on the TS, Or?

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 05-09-2018 12:38 AM

Those boxes look familiar! Thanks, Nick!

The curly ash really does have some outrageous grain. Everyone who’s seen them comments on that.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 05-09-2018 01:00 AM

So over the top and fantastic. Each one is amazing.

-- Tim

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#4 posted 05-09-2018 01:11 AM

Great job on the wrap around grain pattern. Well done!

-- AJ

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Nick424

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#5 posted 05-09-2018 01:20 AM



Nice job, crazy grain on that lead box. How do you cut your miters? Flat on the TS blade tilted, on a jig on the TS, Or?

Thanks for posting

- therealSteveN


I use my digital gauge to set the angle to 67.5 and cut them lying flat on my table saw.

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Nick424

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#6 posted 05-09-2018 01:25 AM



Those boxes look familiar! Thanks, Nick!

The curly ash really does have some outrageous grain. Everyone who’s seen them comments on that.

- Dave Polaschek


My wife’s favorite is the small maple one.

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 05-09-2018 02:54 AM

Thanks, it’s how I do mine as well. A recent thread got me thinking about maybe I was doing it wrong, thought I would ask around when I see tight miters. Being non 90’s isn’t such a big deal, but it is more complex than 90’s. That’s the thing about woodworking, almost always more than one way to skin that cat, and that doesn’t even discuss hand versus power.

Is the small box made of Ambrosia Maple? If so I like the boxes grain going vertical. gives it a look you usually don’t see.

-- Think safe, be safe

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poospleasures

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#8 posted 05-09-2018 11:37 AM

Very nice set of boxes. I can see lots of time and thought went into these. I see you looked inside the box. Just saying.

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

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#9 posted 05-09-2018 11:50 AM

Nick – those boxes are really something!!! The wood is amazing too. Where does everyone find such great figured wood?

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

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#10 posted 05-09-2018 12:18 PM

This is another beautiful box and so nicely done.

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

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#11 posted 05-09-2018 02:04 PM

WOW!! Excellent!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#12 posted 05-09-2018 07:21 PM

Boxes look excellent Nick. How did you do the logos?

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#13 posted 05-09-2018 08:00 PM

Super job! Each box as nice as the next!

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

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Nick424

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#14 posted 05-10-2018 02:07 AM

Is the small box made of Ambrosia Maple? If so I like the boxes grain going vertical. gives it a look you usually don t see.

- therealSteveN


Yes it is Ambrosia Maple. I make some of my boxes with the vertical grain so I don’t have to use splines. Vertical is just edge grain to edge grain and I don’t see a need for splines.
Like this one of Marblewood and Maple.

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Nick424

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#15 posted 05-10-2018 02:11 AM



Boxes look excellent Nick. How did you do the logos?

- WoodWorkJosh


My son and I bought a laser engraver. It is a Full Spectrum. It is a wonderful tool that can do more than we can think of.

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