Dart Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-25-2011 12:07 AM 4122 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need a box to hold my darts to take with us to Arizona next week and I had these short blocks of spalted beech left over from cutting up a log to make my last obelisk. So I cut them to around 3/8” thick on the band saw and ran them through the jointer so they were all close in thickness. I bought a new lock miter bit and had to make a fixture to hold these small pieces safely on the router table. I’ll post that later.
I posted the final pictures and three shots of the building of it. I mitered all the sides and then the top to all the sides, glued it all together and then cut it apart using a 96” radius template for the two curves. I added a brass pin and bushing to keep it aligned when closed. The bottom dart tray comes out for storage of tips below.

It is finished with clear matte spray.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 12:22 AM

Very nice work ,good idea. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 12:39 AM

Great job. I think that I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 01:13 AM

Nice one Jim, have a Merry Christmas mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 02:15 AM

One very snazzy storage solution for darts…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 03:13 AM

That’s a very nice box there Jim.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 03:30 AM

Jim, Another great lookin project, I really like it and the wood my that is outstanding!! The darts you made really look good in your case… When are you leaving for AZ, drive safe and have a grand winter!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 06:28 AM

nice figure in the wood

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 12-25-2011 06:47 AM

Great looking book. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 04:11 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. Merry Christmas to you all. We leave on Wed and the weather looks good all the way for once!
I love that wood. The top was book matched from two narrow pieces but I does not show because the spalting is so random .
Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 10:18 PM

Great job Jim, can see a few 180’s in these babies, all the best for the brfeak Cheers form Kiwi land :: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 12-26-2011 01:15 AM

Nice neat box Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 10:32 PM

That is the coolest dart box I ever seen!
I love that wood and the details.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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