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Simple boxes from Red Oak flooring leftovers.

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Project by Lalen posted 09-10-2018 12:25 AM 905 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using some Red Oak flooring I made a couple of boxes to go into a family reunion’s silent auction. I’ll try not to look at how little they go for. :)

They both have bottoms that are trapped and floating in a dado to allow for wood movement.

First time doing a box with mitered corners and splines (walnut) so I had to build a spline cutting sled for my table saw.

I really like the box with miters and splines. No stopped grooves for the bottom like on the box joint corner. I just need to work on my mitered corners.. they were close but some minor gaps had to be filled with sawdust & glue.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-10-2018 01:11 AM

Nice, great use of your spare oak. There’s an old saying: waste not – want not.
Joinery looks pretty good, great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 03:49 AM

Lalen, nice job. The finish is well done. You might consider rounding the top edges to make them more finger friendly. I like the way your boxes fit the bottles. For tips on spline jigs and cutting 45 click on the blue letters. To see the whole blog, click on these blue letters. Nice work here. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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psully

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#3 posted 09-11-2018 01:23 AM

Bravo- nice work. These look great, I always seem to battle chip-out when cutting box joints in oak, your joints look really good. Keep ‘em coming. (and tip to all Lumberjocks, flooring makes great stock for boxes)

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mikeacg

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 11:25 AM

Great idea! I took a whole bunch of maple flooring scraps in trade for doing some Joker boards. One more project to try!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Lalen

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#5 posted 09-13-2018 02:32 AM

Thanks. For sure the oak wants to chip out big time!


Bravo- nice work. These look great, I always seem to battle chip-out when cutting box joints in oak, your joints look really good. Keep em coming. (and tip to all Lumberjocks, flooring makes great stock for boxes)

- psully


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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Lalen

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#6 posted 09-13-2018 02:38 AM

Mr box guy. Thanks so much for the feedback and links. Good stuff!


Lalen, nice job. The finish is well done. You might consider rounding the top edges to make them more finger friendly. I like the way your boxes fit the bottles. For tips on spline jigs and cutting 45 click on the blue letters. To see the whole blog, click on these blue letters. Nice work here. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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