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Project by Gerald Miller posted 01-10-2008 02:02 PM 1072 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for one of my granddaughter’s for christmas. First try with the miter keys.

-- Jerry Miller





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rpmurphy509

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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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MsDebbieP

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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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rikkor

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 03:01 PM

That’s nice. Good job on the keys.

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Gerald Miller

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 03:13 PM

the inside is lined with sparkly purple felt.

-- Jerry Miller

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Gerald Miller

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#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.

-- Jerry Miller

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Gerald Miller

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 03:16 PM

I hadn’t thought of the small entry awards. Hmmmmmm!

-- Jerry Miller

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Mark

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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.

Mark

-- Mark

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Jiri Parkman

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#8 posted 01-10-2008 04:04 PM

Nice.

-- Jiri

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CharlieM1958

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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

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Blake

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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

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Gerald Miller

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#12 posted 01-10-2008 09:00 PM

Thanks, these are the only photo’s that I took. Sorry

-- Jerry Miller

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Gerald Miller

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#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.

-- Jerry Miller

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Karson

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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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.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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