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Project by Bill_MacKie posted 09-15-2018 11:47 PM 482 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were made based on Doug Stowe’s book on box making. The boxes are made from maple,, elm, and walnut. Lids are walnut, cherry, and elm. And the splines are mahogany and walnut.

I used my router table with a 1/8 inch straight bit to cut the splines. The finish is Danish oil.

These will make some nice gifts for family an friends.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 05:19 AM

Looks like you have about perfected that box. Now you have a herd of them, and I bet they will all be welcomed gifts.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 09:05 AM

Great looking boxes.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 11:26 AM

they will indeed be nice gifts

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 09-16-2018 06:29 PM

These are beautiful boxes and so nicely done.

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

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#5 posted 09-17-2018 03:27 PM

Quite lovely bunch!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 02:08 AM

The boxes look great!

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WoodenDreams

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#7 posted 09-19-2018 07:25 AM

Nice looking boxes. I make a lot of small boxes myself. Would have liked to see pics of the inside of box and lid. Keep up the good work.

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Bill_MacKie

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#8 posted 09-19-2018 11:50 AM

Thanks for the comments. I just added another picture of the interiors of some of the boxes.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry

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WoodenDreams

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#9 posted 09-22-2018 02:31 AM

Thank you for showing the inners. Same style lids that I do for fitting lid to box. I use 3/4” stock on all sides, top and bottom. even on my 4” square boxes. On my 4” square boxes I do a 45 degree miter cut for my sides. On my 7” and 9” square boxes, I’ll use a Locking Miter Bit on the router table. Sort of over kill on my boxes.

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