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Project by cpt_hammer posted 2331 days ago 1659 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has always had a red box on her side of the bed where she keeps her lotions, drinks, eyeglasses, and contacts. Well, I decided that wanted to practice making box cut corners with my new router, so I decided to take some scrap oak and sturgeon and play. I was just making corners that turned into a box. I still have to line it with felt on the inside, but otherwise it is finished. I learned that I need to make sure my bit is tight into my router, cause some of the cuts are deeper than others as the bit became loose. It also gave me a chance to make a jig for making more box corners. It was a fine starter project for me until I get the wood I need to my daughter’s toybox and I might be making the drawers for it using this jig.





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2331 days ago

Pretty nice. You’ve got one up on me. I’ve never done a box joint before.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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sIKE

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#2 posted 2331 days ago

Looks very good, what type of jig did you use to make the joints?

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

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Tom Adamski

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#3 posted 2331 days ago

Hey Hammer,
Nice job, I like the marks in the wood; it gives it character. Welcome to the tormenting world of boxes. That one will be a keeper for years to come and it is a great start that you’ll look back upon often. Don’t forget what you learned and experienced.

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2331 days ago

This is a nice box. For a first time box joint project this it very good. It makes me want to get out into the shop and use my jig to try my hand at a box similar to this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Paul D

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#5 posted 2331 days ago

I’ve made a few box joints and I still haven’t ended up with any that I’d consider keepers so great job! Post a pic of your box joint jig so we can take a look.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2331 days ago

Good box, especially for your first attempt at box joints. They take some practice – but once you have it all figured out, they add a lot to any project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2330 days ago

As others have said, nice job on the joints. Be careful….you can get addicted to making boxes. :-)

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

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paddyo

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#8 posted 2330 days ago

You’ve turned some “scrap” wood into a very appealing project. The joints look tight and the wood texture adds an nice element of characterto the box. I’m trying to work up enough motivation/courage to start a box project myself…..yours was an inspiration!

-- Pat, Hoover,AL Fresh cut wood smells almost as good as fresh baked bread!

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Blake

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#9 posted 2329 days ago

Great first box!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#10 posted 2326 days ago

NICE job!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#11 posted 2325 days ago

Good job. The joints are nice and tight.

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DaveLeHardt

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#12 posted 1269 days ago

Love the look of box joints and that’s a sweet box for your wife.

-- What? Me worry?!

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