Compass Design Boxes

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Trying my hand at boxes. Left is maple dwith walnut dovetail keys, center walnut and maple sides with double box joints, right walnut with maple dovetail keys. All tops are from one glue up then cut horizonally with a bandsaw.

-- Tom D

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-30-2008 12:47 AM

These are nice boxes. Before I looked at the posts on this site I really didn’t give boxes the appreciation that they deserve.

The compass design in the lid adds a really nice element to the box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-30-2008 12:52 AM

awesome..nice job!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 12:58 AM

Very nice. I’ve always found the compass design attractive.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 01:03 AM

Nice job, very nice lids, like the compass design. Well done.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 01:04 AM

Very nice job indeed. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 01:08 AM

Good work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 01:50 AM

Wow! Nice job and wecome to Lumberjocks!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#8 posted 01-30-2008 03:23 AM

Really nice. I love the compass designs.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-30-2008 04:44 AM

very nice work tom ! welcome to l j

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#10 posted 01-30-2008 06:46 AM

Very nice, I like the keys.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#12 posted 01-30-2008 11:13 AM

Well, if that is your first attempt at a box, you hit one out of the park. Very nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 01-30-2008 09:45 PM

Beautiful. I love the size and proportions. The inlay is amazing.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 02-04-2008 01:57 AM

Fine, fine work. How about a brief tutorial on the double box joints on the center box? I’ve thought through how to do that but would like to hear from someone who already has succeeded.

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