My first "Real" box

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Project by DRMarston posted 10-22-2012 05:16 AM 1256 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of screw ups, mainly because I was building a bunch of jigs, would make a cut, then tweak the jig, then try to fix the box.. I now have a crosscut sled, a miter crosscut sled, a miter sled, and a miter spline jig; so all the screw-ups were worth it..
It’s Walnut and Cherry I do believe (small chunks from my inheritance, more detail on that in my blog)
Next up, Box jig with micro adjuster..

-- Never hold in farts, they travel up your spine to your brain, and that's where shitty ideas come from

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 06:16 AM

Box looks fine. More important is always that you grew skill wise with the piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 12:22 PM

Great looking box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 12:33 PM

I like it. What is it finished with?


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#4 posted 10-24-2012 07:26 AM

DR, fine start. When making boxes most of the battle is getting the jigs made…a task you have already started. Some of the jigs in my blog might give you some other ideas to consider along with your own.

Making Splines Jig

Cutting Slots Jig

-- Big Al in IN

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