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Project by Monte Pittman posted 682 days ago 939 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hard to believe that I am working on anything but the stairway. But have some small orders to fill and another show in 2 weeks. So in my “spare time” I am trying to get some other projects done.

First, y’all can start booing now. Since I don’t have a lot of tinker time in shop I BOUGHT a box joint jig. This is my first attempt with this jig. Went OK.

Spalted Oak. Spray on poly finish. The hinges are black Walnut. About 10” x 5” x 5”

Sorry, crappy pictures

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Nice job. Love the bear paw print.

You ARE a busy man!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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bowtie

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Looks good Monte, how did you do the paw print?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 682 days ago

Carved it with a Dremel

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#4 posted 682 days ago

I’m sure you’ll have a lotta fun with that new jig. The box and joints look pretty good to me. Nice paw carving also. Way to dress it up.

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

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Nothing wrong with buying a jig that works that well. I love the paw print and the live edge. One suggestion: I would ‘break’ the edges on the ends of the lid and corners with some 120-150 grit. What jig did you buy and what did you cut the box joints with?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Rockler jig and used table saw

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Hi Monte,I like rustic stil.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 682 days ago

Thanks but what blades in the TS?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 682 days ago

I have a 6” dado set. I am not real happy with it and that will be one of the next buys for the shop is a decent set.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 681 days ago

Like it—especially the paw print that fits perfectly with the character of the box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 681 days ago

It’s a nice box and I’m glad the jig worked well for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grumpymike

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#12 posted 681 days ago

And speaking of charicature in the wood … Great box Monte

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 681 days ago

Those box joints look crisp with flat bottoms and no dog ears. I love my Freud box cutter set.

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

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 679 days ago

Spare time? aren’t you supposed to be building stairs? LOL nice looking box Monte.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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