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Project by JADobson posted 12-04-2018 04:48 PM 613 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box.

I read Matt Kenney’s book on boxes not long ago and really liked his style. I wanted to make something similar but still have a bit of my own touch. This box is in beech with mitred corners. The outsides of the corners are then mitred in the other direction and a piece of ziricote is glued on before being flushed up with the sides of the box. Lid is poplar painted green with milk paint and a ziricote pull. This one is a Christmas present but I’m not too worried about the recipient finding it here. 100% hand tools on this one.

Comments and critiques welcome.

edit: dimensions are about 6.75” x 3” x 1.5” give or take a few 16ths. I don’t really measure.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks





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Andre

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 06:22 PM

Not a fan of paint on wood or stain for that matter but Milk Paint is another story, it really adds a type of character and seems to make the Beech stand out and look Noble? Corners may be a weak point?
Speaking of books, jogged my memory, remember buy a book on Box’s a while back,
Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe just checked got to page 9 then lost interest! Clearance bin at L.V. but actually very good for reference and ideas.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JADobson

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 06:30 PM

Thanks Andre – the corners weren’t originally part of the design. I had some chipping when I planed the mitres and needed a way to cover it up. They look pretty black in the photos but IRL they have that nice blend of brown and black that ziricote has and look a bit more like they are supposed to be there. This whole box was a bit of an experiment so if they don’t work – no problem!

I’ve flipped through a few of Stowe’s books. They haven’t really grabbed my attention though. Can’t quite put my finger on why.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 04:46 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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JADobson

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 02:23 PM

Thanks Rick.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 06:46 PM



Thanks Rick.

- JADobson

ALWAYS My Pleasure to compliment a nice piece of work and the Person who made it!

Regards: Rick S.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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Tooch

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 02:17 PM

That’s a really cool design to add the feature piece on to the motered corners. I may borrow that at some point!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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JADobson

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 04:10 PM

Thanks Tooch. Feel free.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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