Second attempt at box joints

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Project by TonyMN posted 05-11-2012 01:37 PM 1635 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a lot of fun and I learned a lot along the way. Its a small keepsake box for my SO. Normally I don’t think people would use 3/4 inch stock for a box this size but its all i had on hand and I still didn’t have a planer at the time. To give the illusion of a thinner walled box i routed out depressions on the sides and used a 22.5 degree chamfer on the inside. I didn’t line the joints up with the wood separations but i can live with that. Making the lid fit was a challenge and I truly appreciate a good set of chisels, or at least a sharp set now. The wood is walnut and maple finished with 7 coats of tung oil.

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 02:51 PM

very very good imagination on this box. I love using box joints but like you ..i have low end blades but love the challenge. planer and freud dado is next for me
again great job

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 12:39 AM

Sculpting a box with a router? That turned out very nice! Your box joints look perfect to me. Good job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 12:44 AM

very nice

you nailed it
with the bevels
and insets

well done

-- 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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#4 posted 05-14-2012 02:57 AM

That’s a great looking box, looks solid and the routed out depressions is a nice touch. A cheap sharp chisel is much better than an expensive dull one :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 11:38 PM

The joints look great

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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