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A little Tiger Myrtle and Olive: Building a mitred pencil box with a shooting board

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A little Tiger Myrtle and Olive: Building a mitred pencil box with a shooting board
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Link to the article on my website: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/BuildingaMitredPencilBoxwithaShootingBoard.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com





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joey bealis

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489tad

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#2 posted 1100 days ago

The box is beautiful. thank you for the post on how you built it. I’ve been struggling with miter joints with my boxes and your shooting board gave me some great ideas.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1100 days ago

A beautiful combination of woods!

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

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tsangell

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#4 posted 1100 days ago

A lovely little box.

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Michael1

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#5 posted 1100 days ago

Very nice box. I liked your technique for cutting the miters. Your shooting board looks very elegant as well. Most of my shop jigs are made from scrap wood salvaged from the to burn pile. This shooting board has some nice looking wood in it!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 1100 days ago

Nicely done. Really nice use of the wood.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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ChrisN

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#7 posted 1100 days ago

Very nice, I love the wood!

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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sIKE

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#8 posted 1100 days ago

Really like the flame on the lid! Nice book matching!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Tim Kindrick

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#9 posted 1100 days ago

Very pretty!!! I love the “Angel Wings” on the top!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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Ollie Vaughan

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#10 posted 1099 days ago

beautiful piece. I have a dozen olive logs, 6” x 18” & you have inspired me to mill one this week for a small box.

-- Ollie

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grego

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#11 posted 531 days ago

Hi Derek, I hope I can ask you a question all this time after you posted the project.

According to the pictures, you groove the sides after mitering them. Makes sense to me so you avoid tearing out the grooves while planing on the donkey’s ear.

How do you hold the mitered sides for ploughing the grooves without bruising the sharp ends of the miters?

Gorgeous box, by the way. I hope it has help up well since you posted this.

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Derek Cohen

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#12 posted 525 days ago

How do you hold the mitered sides for ploughing the grooves without bruising the sharp ends of the miters?

You could do them the quick-and-easy way, as I did … use the table saw.

An alternative would be to do the grooves first with a plough plane, then mitre. Here is a jig I build for ploughing small pieces …

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/AdjustableStickingBoard.html

Usually the sides come from a longer board and then it makes sense to plough the entire length, and after this saw to lengths. The pieces I had were short and I did not have a way of holding them at the time to plough a groove.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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exelectrician

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#13 posted 32 days ago

The combination of the glorious grain in your box is arresting to say the least.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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