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Project by MontanaBob posted 04-22-2011 12:29 AM 1171 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut & Maple keepsake box for my 15 year old grand son…..I thought it would be nice to have a box in which to keep some of the acadamic awards he has accumulated (with a little room for more)....Thanks for looking

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 12:59 AM

Beautiful gift !
Did you cope the sides with your table saw ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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bigike

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 01:37 AM

great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 03:25 AM

Nice work Bob. I’m sure your grandson will like it.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 06:11 AM

Very, very nice, well done, great craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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MontanaBob

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 12:52 PM

Dusty, I did use the table saw to make the cove cuts….. Thanks all for your kind words…. Bob

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 12:59 PM

Very nice box. Nice design and woods used.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 02:42 PM

Awesome work for an awesome reason… Isn’t building things like this for those we love just the best feeling in the world? Well done! I am sure he will treasure it forever….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 04-22-2011 04:39 PM

Great job on the box.

Nice design
Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 04-23-2011 12:12 PM

Thanks,MB..what are the dimensions of your box and what type of blade did you use to make the cove cuts with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 04-23-2011 03:30 PM

Bob, this is such a nice box. I love the wood contrast and it is a beautiful box. Your grandson will always cherish it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MontanaBob

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 03:35 PM

Dusty, The box is 11”x71/2” To make the cove cut I set the saw blade at 45 degrees, then clamped a guide board at 45 degrees to the table saw blade (the blade was a 10” Freud thin kerf, I think it was a 40 tooth blade) raised the blade to the height of the finish cut and made a mark on the end of the board. Then lowered the blade and made several passes until I got to that mark. It leaves a fairly rough cut ( lots of sanding) Put the gide board on the front of the saw, you want the saw blade to push the board you are cutting into the the guide board. Feed the board your cutting real slow. Make sure the guide board is clamped real tight, you don’t want it to move.

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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itsmic

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#12 posted 04-23-2011 09:57 PM

Very Nice Box, beautiful wood and excellent craftsmanship, nice work on the inlay, and wonderful for You to share with Your Grandson, thanks for the explanation for the cut, info is always good, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 04-26-2011 02:53 PM

This is a good looking box, Bob.

Hard to believe you’re new to woodworking!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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