My first mitered and splined box. (Pistol Box)

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Project by sgtq posted 12-22-2011 10:42 PM 2563 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for another coworker for christmas, he is a jumpmaster and the airborne wings on the top of the box denote that. The box is made from maple and walnut, the splines are maple and this is in my opinion the nicest box I have had the pleasure of making so far. The box also got me to make my first jig (for the splines) and I love the fact that the monstrosity I created actually worked for its inteded purpose. The top is raised and I used pyrography to draw the wings.. The inside is padded and wrapped with a soft cloth to ensure the weapon stored inside wont be damaged. The finish is tung oil and deft gloss spray laquer. I was inspired to try this from a fellow lumberjock so thank you to all and Merry Christmas :)

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 10:46 PM

Sweet, looks awesome.

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 10:49 PM

You sure did make a fine box for your coworker.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 12:25 AM

Great job on that beautiful looking box. I know your friend will greatly appreciate it.
What type of lock is that you used? I do not recognize seeing one like it before.

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 12:41 AM

Greg its a sash lock I picked up at lowes I think it is actaully intended for windows. and thanks for all the comments so far

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 01:58 AM

Very nice box. Careful they’re addicting.

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 04:40 AM

A very nice box.

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#7 posted 12-23-2011 03:05 PM

Handsome box… Very well done…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 01:52 AM

Beautiful job. Do those hinges get biscuited in? Are they stop hinges? They look nice.

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#9 posted 01-15-2012 02:00 AM

Really, really, nice!

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#10 posted 01-15-2012 04:14 AM

Alex the hinges are not biscuited just flush mounted on the back. They are just some common brass hinges from lowes :) And thanks everyone for the comments.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#11 posted 06-09-2012 04:10 PM

That’s very nice.. It’s weird because someone just asked me to make a humador for the BC here, and I was wanting to do almost the same exact thing as you did here, but woodburn a castle instead. Plus I was going to add a drawer too. Still contemplating, but I really like this design!

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#12 posted 07-12-2012 04:34 PM

Awesome box

-- Ride hard or go home~

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