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I built this for one of my granddaughter’s for christmas. First try with the miter keys.
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curly cherry with purpleheart miter keys
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#1 posted 01-10-2008 02:20 PM
Very clean looking miter keys. Fantastic for a first time,or any time for that matter!What blue material is that I spy beneath the lid?
-- Still learning everything
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#2 posted 01-10-2008 02:27 PM
bravo!is this your small box entry for the Awards?
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#3 posted 01-10-2008 03:01 PM
That’s nice. Good job on the keys.
#4 posted 01-10-2008 03:13 PM
the inside is lined with sparkly purple felt.
#5 posted 01-10-2008 03:15 PM
thank you very much for the compliments. I was told that the miter keys are as easy as they look. My only problem was that the purpleheart was a tad difficult to work with.
#6 posted 01-10-2008 03:16 PM
I hadn’t thought of the small entry awards. Hmmmmmm!
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#7 posted 01-10-2008 03:51 PM
Nice box. I’ve worked with purpleheart and it is a bit hard to work. I’ve never worked with cherry so I guess I will soon after seeing your work. A nice combination of woods.
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#8 posted 01-10-2008 04:04 PM
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#9 posted 01-10-2008 06:34 PM
Looks really nice! I’ve been wanting to try miter keys myself. Did you make a 45 degree angle jig for the cuts?
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#10 posted 01-10-2008 06:48 PM
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#11 posted 01-10-2008 07:28 PM
Looks like good tight joinery, and its very nice… but all I can see is two sides. Can we see the top or inside? Nice wood choice as well.
-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com
#12 posted 01-10-2008 09:00 PM
Thanks, these are the only photo’s that I took. Sorry
#13 posted 01-10-2008 09:02 PM
Yes I used a 45 degree miter sled. It was too easy with the sled. I got the sled instructions from a boxmaking video but I can tell you how I made it if you need help.
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#14 posted 01-10-2008 09:08 PM
Jerry Nice box. A great job.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#15 posted 01-10-2008 09:26 PM
Turned out real nice.
-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
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