|Project by Chris Cook||posted 05-20-2012 04:45 PM||2861 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
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""