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Project by dragonnotes posted 11-23-2011 07:53 PM 1370 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for mom. I gave to her 2 months after her birthday, but better late than never.
Red Oak, walnet keys, Miniwax red oak stain (miniwax ugh)
It was the first time routing dados for the dividers. I’ve read how to do this a million times and messed it up anyway!
My creative solution was to route bigger dados fill those with smaller dado inserts out of poplar. I was going for the contrast thing. lol
The dividers are MDF covered in rice paper.
And mortised hinges.
BTW – She loved it.





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will delaney

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 10:04 PM

I like you creative solution. I think that I would like to try this, the only thing I would do is bring the dividers up to the top of the box. Making mistakes and coming up with a solution is a great creative process. That is if you like the way it came out. Nice gift.

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Harbor1

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 02:12 AM

Nice job, keyed miters look good, I need to make one of these for my wife.

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 11-24-2011 04:53 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 10:03 PM

Nice design and save .
I don’t care for the stain either.
When I use hardwoods , I like to leave them as Nature intended(color-wise) : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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FrankyFiveAces

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 10:39 PM

Clever fix for the dadoes. A crotchety old woodworker once told me: “good woodworking has nothing to do with skill, it’s how well you cover up your mistakes.”

-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields

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Beeguy

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#6 posted 11-25-2011 02:57 PM

Nice job. If you do not tell anyone they will never see the mistake. I think it adds unique detail.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 11:33 PM

A really nice tea box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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