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Project by FloridaArt posted 08-18-2012 02:06 PM 2833 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August, 2012—Like many of you I have admired the great boxes made by the Brit Box Maker. Link:
A few weeks ago I was exploring his section on Lumberjocks and discovered the nice tutorial he created for us. Link:

I must admit the tutorial is excellent. Even so, it took me a few moments to get my head wrapped around his method. Once the light bulb lit up, the elegance of the simplicity seemed so obvious in retrospect. I love when that happens.

I made a glue-up of some wood, planed it, and then re-sawed it so I could make two boxes. I also happened to have two pens I turned over at Sawdust Tom’s house on his lathe. I followed the tutorial carefully. Even so I can realize by doing it that I could stand some improvement in the execution. I enjoyed these and will definitely make some more in various woods, shapes, and sizes.

The pens are “Wall Street II” kits from Woodcraft, and the wood is left-over hardwood from another project.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 02:15 PM

Isn’t that a fabulous technique? You should be very happy with your results – they look great and now your lovely pens have nice homes. That was brave of you to do a glue up for your first “EZ” mitre box – I am planning to start with a plain piece of poplar for two reasons:
1) the mistakes will not be quite as obvious
2) It will not break my heart when the first try is a total failure

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 02:24 PM

These turned out very well .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 02:28 PM

Good job of it, Art, and thanks for the link to the blog/tutorial. Even though it is not a band saw box I still ‘favorited’ it for reference. Never know when you may need a square box. Super tutorial.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 06:14 PM

Nice one (or should I say two), Art. I may have to start handing out diplomas. Accuracy does improve with practise but I think you did well first time.

I also appreciate the links and the block caps.

As I see you found EZ Mitre is really not as difficult, or as frightening, as it looks. Having worked with it for a while now I prefer the router table method as there is less room for error.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 09:20 PM

Excellent. Gr8 box to go with a very nice writing tool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 08-19-2012 12:33 AM

Those are nice EZ Mitre boxes. They are easier than I thought IF you don’t stray/improvise from the tutorial. I prefer the tablesaw BUT my boxes are quite a bit bigger.

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

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 04:07 PM

Nice pair of boxes Art.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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