Recipe Box

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Project by Bigbuck posted 05-28-2008 09:44 PM 2713 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attmept at making a small box using miter joints. I used the table saw to resaw some 1” stock and then planed it down to 6/16”. The corners are mitered with maple keys and rounded over with a 1/4” roundover bit. The bottom has a 45 degree camfer.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#1 posted 05-28-2008 09:51 PM

Neat little box!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 10:13 PM

Very Nice Glenn. Good Job! I like the design.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-28-2008 10:20 PM

Nice box,

Can I ask a quick question, I have tried to make a mitred box but had real problems with short grain on the inserts – any advice?

Thanks for posting

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 10:25 PM

Cool looking little box. I like the banding.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 10:26 PM


Are you talking about the end grain on the keys? They will tend to chip, to avoid any problems I cut them a little big and then after the glue dried I used a block plane to get them flush before sanding. Using the plane I didn’t have any problem with the end grain on the keys.

Hope that helps, if anyone else has any other suggestions feel free to give em.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 10:45 PM

Beautiful box. I like your choice of contrasting woods. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 05-28-2008 11:04 PM

Yes, a very nice box, I too like the banding

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 03:54 AM

I like the dark box with the lighter keys….... looks real good Glenn.

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 03:54 AM

sweet lil box !!!

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 04:23 AM

This is a beautiful box. The maple banding and keys make a nice contrast.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 02:25 PM

You have made a nice box. I like the contrasts also. The splined miters reminded me of an native indian look I saw in montana once (a hide lamp shade stitched up with contrasting strips) Nice job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 05-30-2008 02:00 AM

This is a great box. Those miters came out just fine. Those “stripes” across the top and bottom add a lot of visual interest. Nice job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 05-30-2008 12:54 PM

Thats a nice box.

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#14 posted 05-30-2008 01:29 PM

I like your box – the contrasting woods are really nice.

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#15 posted 05-31-2008 05:50 PM

Nice box, the miter cuts really go well with the overall project, that light color is a nice contrast. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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