Lines and Angles

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 09-01-2011 05:16 AM 2235 views 4 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This didn’t really start out to be a project at all.

I made a new medium-sized crosscut sled for my table saw a couple of weeks ago. It also includes a reversible miter fence. So I was just fooling around with it, cutting various small pieces from scraps, when a pattern started to form in my head. Pretty soon I had a reasonable facsimile of a box lid glued up, and it was just a matter of making a box to go under it. There is no inlay on the top…. it is all solid pieces glued into a pattern. Woods used (all scrap) include oak, walnut, maple, padauk, and mystery wood for the removable tray’s bottom. Finish is BLO, buffed on my 3-wheel system.

And if anybody followed Rich Greer’s thread on mistakes, you may know that this box started out to be about an inch taller than the final version. :-)

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

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 05:20 AM

What a great looking box. Wonderful job.

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 05:21 AM

Never mind it turned out beautiful !
Great use of scraps and the sled seems to work very well.


-- Kiefer 松

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Eric in Florida.

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 05:35 AM

That’s an eye-popper for sure Charlie !
And I agree with Kiefer; looks like the sled works just right !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 05:51 AM

Pretty sharp looking box!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 05:52 AM

a good save
little smaller than the big rabbit

but a great box just the same

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 06:06 AM

a Beautiful Box Charlie. nice lines and angles (and I ain’t talking about the top)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 06:09 AM

I wish I could saw a few scrap pieces of wood and have a box come out of it like this. This is one nice looking box Charlie. I really like the corners and inlay work on the top.

-- Chuck

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 06:19 AM

Now that I seen the project you made with your new sled, can you post your sled? This is amazing!!! I love it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#9 posted 09-01-2011 06:37 AM

Unexpected turn-out from something to be thrown-out. Nice looking box. I am interested on the reversible miter fence and sled you mentioned. Hope you can post a photo of it..

-- Bert

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 06:40 AM

Nice box Charlie, Nice looking box. Are you going to post your new sled?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 06:45 AM

Really unique, Charlie. I like that one a lot.

Can you make one where you use a gun to open the secret compartment where you keep your cards ? ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#12 posted 09-01-2011 07:05 AM


That’s an exquisite box.

your medium cross cut sled came out pretty good since this box has a lot of precision in it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 09-01-2011 07:09 AM

It is called inspiration… and it is inspiring…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 07:11 AM

Good one Charlie. Makes me think of randomness theory.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 09-01-2011 07:14 AM

Hi Charlie;

Great job on this.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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