Keepsake box

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Project by americancanuck posted 04-10-2011 02:56 PM 1516 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thank god for grandchildren. they give me lot’s of excuses to do what I love doing. This is a box made of cherry with a walnut panel in the lid. The small tray that goes inside is my first attempt at 1/8” finger joints and I am pleased with the way they came out. I sure wish my photography skills were a little better

-- Retired and lovin it

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 04:24 PM

For a first, this is a nice job, Giving boxes to Grand kids and family will keep You busy, and before You know it, You will be posting Your 20th or so, Nice wood combination, and design, That’s Great, keep up the good work, Thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 06:22 PM

Do you use a router jig or a table saw jig?


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#3 posted 04-10-2011 06:48 PM

I actually use both. for 1/8 joints I have to use the table saw. For 1/4 if the stock is wider than 1/4 I use the table saw with a dado set. All of my 3/8 joints are done on the router table because my table saw insert doesn’t allow yet for a 3/8 dado blade. If I do a 3/8 joint in 1/2” stock I usually set the bit height and then shim the stock that is being routed so I can make each cut only 1/8”. very time consuming but much better results

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 06:51 PM

very cool looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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