Box with end-grain bookend corners... well at least three!

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Project by mdlean posted 06-17-2011 03:09 PM 1266 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was originally supposed to be square, however, an error in calculating the inside dimension of the box because I didn’t take into account the miter, forced me to reconsider the design. While pondering what to do, I was playing around with the pieces and ended up with this design. The box is walnut with a clear Minwax poly finish.

For a little while I couldn’t understand why only three of the corners matched up perfectly. Then, duh, I realized that it was impossible due to the fact that there is a beginning and end to the board!

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 03:36 PM

very cool looken box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 03:47 PM

Actually you could probably match all four corners by making box from two pieces that had been resawn from thicker lumber…

Nice design and nicely executed.

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#3 posted 06-18-2011 03:44 AM

Hey, reverse miter joints, what a cool idea! Even the ‘4th’ joint looks great, nice work for sure!!

Someone around here said that mistakes are just opportunities, and your box is a good example.
thanks for posting.

-- Smitty

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