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Walnut and Oak, Cedar lined Box

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Project by Nick_R posted 700 days ago 843 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been playing around with my router and table saw trying to learn how to use them. What happens is I start building boxes out of the scraps or test pieces and the next thing you know….. its a project.

So this was a table saw day. I wanted to learn how to accurately and safely cut 45’s on all sides of the boards so they would fit together nicely.

Lesson #1

If the board has a bow or a warp cutting a 45 accurately is almost impossible.. Use flat stock

Lesson #2

Cut bigger than the measurement and use a bench sander to finish the pieces to the proper dimension.

Lesson #3

When cutting veeners for the inside, go slow and make sure your stock is square.

Lesson #4

How do you pick the right speed for your router? Use lots of leftover scrap as test pieces.. make sure its the same kind of wood.

Anyway…. I have fun doing these, they are not near the quality or complexity of others on the site but I am not competing..

The darker wood is walnut, the inside is cedar and the knob and feet are walnut. I re sawed the walnut and cedar and the oak was some leftover craft wood.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)





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JSJWood

46 posts in 700 days


#1 posted 700 days ago

Fantastic looking box. Great job !

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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Ollie Vaughan

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#2 posted 700 days ago

Good looking box. Boxes are a lot of fun & enjoyed by all the kids & grandkids. Ollie

-- Ollie

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Gary

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#3 posted 700 days ago

Nice box. I agree with all but # 2

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Nick_R

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#4 posted 699 days ago

Gary… I watched a video on advanced box making techniques… someone out of the UK and he cut the stock about 1/32 short of the mark then used the wheel on a bench sander to finish the end down to the proper dimension. I tried it by making a little 45 holder and it worked pretty good. Very tight corners.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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