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Project by EMVarona posted 06-15-2011 11:12 AM 2306 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really aim to master box jointing using the simple shop made jig. Here is a sample of one of my more serious exercises. Looks a lot better than the ones I’ve done in the past. This box measures 6×5 x 3.75 in. finished with clear gloss lacquer. I don’t know what the hinge system is called. It consists of dowels driven into the sides of the box lid.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."





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littlecope

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 11:48 AM

Nice Box Ed!!
It looks like you have already mastered the box joint, my Friend…
I’m not sure what that way of hinging is called either… Pin-pivoted??

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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EMVarona

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 01:25 PM

littlecope,
Thanks for the kind word. I looked over your projects and my comment is, “SIMPLY AWESOME”. They have a personality on their own, very distinct from the rest.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 01:26 PM

Ed, I’d say you have mastered the finger joints. That is a very striking box. I like the contrast!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 01:31 PM

Beautiful!

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ratchet

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 02:50 PM

Very appealing! Seems you got the Box Joint skill down!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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littlecope

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 03:19 PM

Thank You my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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dadefreese

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 03:44 PM

Beautiful. Box joints on the tablesaw with a dado stack or on a router table? They look beautiful and the project is very classy.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 06-15-2011 04:01 PM

Well done, joints look good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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abie

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#9 posted 06-15-2011 04:42 PM

nice let us see the jig too..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Big_Eddy

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#10 posted 06-15-2011 10:13 PM

very nice… and I also would like to see the jig. :)

-- If i'd a knowed you coulda goed I'd a seen you gotta went

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NormG

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#11 posted 06-16-2011 12:25 AM

Wonder why they call it a box joint? Nice work

-- Norman

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EMVarona

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#12 posted 06-16-2011 12:32 AM

Thanks Guys,
Here is the link to my shop made box joint jig.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49298

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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hlpaint

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#13 posted 06-16-2011 06:58 AM

A very nice little box. Small boxes are not as easy as they look to build, but this one looks very nice. I like the placement of the knot, it adds a artistic interest. Thanks for sharing

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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rance

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#14 posted 06-16-2011 07:44 AM

Nice, all the way around.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Armand

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#15 posted 06-16-2011 02:18 PM

Very nice Ed…nice job on the joinery. I haven’t tried ithis kind of joinery coz i know how hard it will be for me, but with your jig, life inside the shop will be a lot easier. Thumbs up Ed.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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