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Project by Chris Cook posted 05-20-2012 04:45 PM 2716 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the completed EZ Mitre Box I blog-posted a little while back.

Padauk and red cumala. It’s funny, as the padauk is red and the red cumala is yellow.

Finished with Min wax sanding sealer. Yep, I found that this stuff is great on woods like padauk and mahogany!

I learned (the hard way) a few very important things on this one:

1) Follow all of the steps Martyn has for EZ Mitre boxes. I was not putting the dado on the inside where the box lid is later cut off. This would have eliminated the splintering I had on the inside lips. Not so evident on the pictures (on purpose).

2) USE A BACKER BOARD ON THE LID CUT!! Geez! How long do are you a woodworker without doing that? (I am yelling at myself here). When I cut the lid off, I got some splintering off the edges. This could have been avoided.

3) Do NOT use a big grain wood (red cumala) next to padauk! The red will never come out!

I suspect I well get this down to a perfect process. I just need to make a few thousand more.

*while it is >cubish< I realize it is not actually a cube. It would have to be a bit taller.

THIS is an actual padauk cube

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""





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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 04:52 PM

Chris this is a really beautiful box, the lines are crisp and really looks quite perfect, very nice box, from the top to the very bottom, you did a excellent job, i like your initial logo on the bottom..c c senior…....lol…your going to be another lumberjocks box expert…i think we have the best box makers anywhere…....and your on the ladder up…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 06:02 PM

Turned out well, Chris. How did the internal tape to stop glue spillage work out?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Chris Cook

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 06:08 PM

oh yeah. Martyn, the internal tape was the trick. This worked well as you indicated. It made little work out of what has been a big problem!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 06:42 PM

Beautiful work, looks really great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 07:12 PM

Really nice. If we did not make any mistakes, we could all walk on water!! It must be the “human” in us!!
Thanks for sharing, Chris…........................Jim

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

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 01:17 AM

I don’t see any mistakes. Your joinery appears perfect! Needs hinges (in my humble opinion). More detail on finishing this with sanding sealer???

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

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Chris Cook

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 01:54 AM

Thanks much!

Andy, I appreciate it, but the mistakes are there. They just don’t show so well in pictures!

I actually made hinges for it.

I just could’t break up the flow with hinges. I’ll use them on something else.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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Roger

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 02:07 AM

That wood combo is very kool together. Nice design. Just gr8!! Those hinges will look good on whatever you use em for

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

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 03:12 AM

Nice hinges!

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

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SPalm

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#10 posted 05-21-2012 12:08 PM

Nice.
You are going to get me to do the EZ Mitre yet.
Thanks for all the ‘heads up’ tips.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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