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Project by davidtheboxmaker posted 12-25-2007 08:11 PM 2105 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box started out as test joints on my newly acquired Incra Jig.

The butt jointed lid evolved during 2007. Initially, I had made a box but did not have a nice piece for the lid so I trued gluing some pieces together. I have a router jig that lets me ‘shoot’ the edges of boards so they are straight and at 90 degrees to the face of the board. The lid is hinged on a blackwood pivot pin which is positioned so that the lid is hald just beyond the vertical when opened. I’ve made 7 or 8 of this box so far, some with through dovetails and one with box joints and the one shown which has half blind dovetails.





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#1 posted 12-25-2007 08:58 PM

Nice test.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 12-25-2007 11:39 PM

Very nice work, great contrast.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 01:39 AM

Very nice work David, welcome to LJ

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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#4 posted 12-26-2007 05:09 AM

Very nice box David. I like the dovetails and the contrasting woods that you selected. I am in particular interested in the doweled hinge. How did you make the blackwood pivot pin and how did you decide on their placement so that the lid would stop just short of vertical.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 09:59 PM

Nice little box, Dave.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 11:18 PM

Very nice. Looks like you have the technique down.

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#7 posted 12-28-2007 03:35 AM

I have been using the Incra Jig for ten years. If you would like some tips, email me on LJ.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#8 posted 12-28-2007 04:24 PM

Odie
I would appreciate any tips on the Incra jig – I’ve just past the honeymoon stage with 3 nice boxes, and am now starting to hit all sorts of problems. I’ve tried to make the corner post joint but am finding that the dovetail bit is slipping up out of the router collet. I’ve bought a new collet – problem continues/is worse. I’m waiting for some 1/2” bits arriving in the post from Rockler then I’ll try again. I think that my router may not have enough power for the job. I’m also finding that I’m missing the correct alignment by 1/32”” occasionally – this ruining one side of a box.

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#9 posted 01-02-2008 08:37 AM

That tab and notch for opening really appeals to me. Maybe we can see a picture with it closed and from the front. The dovetails look great. Really nice box.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#10 posted 01-02-2008 12:18 PM

Nice dovetailing.

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#11 posted 01-02-2008 01:10 PM

Copperjock
I’ve added a further picture of the valet box as per your suggestion.
Hope you can see the tab and notch from this.
I’ve made the notches various sizes, all look OK to me.

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#12 posted 01-06-2008 09:47 AM

Thanks for the extra view. I missed the “feet” before as well. Your box has a great look.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#13 posted 01-06-2008 11:49 AM

I was wondering about that tab and notch, too. Nice detail.

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#14 posted 03-01-2008 12:22 AM

A beautiful wood combination, & fine craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 04-12-2009 02:28 PM

New comment…Incra Rules Hey and Incra Rulers Rule too

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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