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Project by jap posted 514 days ago 1069 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My versions of Doug Stowe’s box in his book Basic Box-Making. No, i did not mess up on four of the boxes! It’s just that four have already been claimed by different people before it could take the pictures. The woods are spalted and curly maple, red and white oak, cherry, and western red cedar(the knothole lid). What are you opinions on the lid with the knothole, do you think it looks good, i personally don’t really like it that much.
http://diversitywoodworks.wordpress.com/category/16-small-boxes/

-- Joel





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 514 days ago

These look really nice. You have quite a collection there. What type of corner joint did you use?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 514 days ago

They’re everywhere they’re everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice collection of boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jap

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#3 posted 514 days ago

I used miters on the corners, as i think that the bottom will help strengthen it. i pushed pretty hard on the box sides and they feel pretty strong.

-- Joel

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 514 days ago

Great boxes. Good collection. They will go fast.

-- 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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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 514 days ago

Nice boxes and very nice miters. Well Done!
As to the knot hole, hey, use what ya got. Looks good to me.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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robscastle

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Hello Joel
The boxes are a set of well crafted items, hence 3 already “missing” from the set, mice miters, were they done horizontally, or vertically,then what tool did you use?
I see you mentioned the base was very strong but didn’t say what method you used. I ssume its a flush push fit.

The knot hole, natural features in timber are received on a 50/50% percentage from my experience, some like them some don’t.
I am with you on them, unless there is a specific role use for the feature it gets removed.

I remember I made a stool for the workshop with a knot hole in the top and it served very well as a means of being able picking it up with your thumb when you were juggling other material.

Regards
Robert

-- Regards Robert

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jap

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#7 posted 514 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Robert, the sides are dadoed to except a 1/4” birch ply bottom. I made the miters on my Ridgid R4510 tablesaw by tilting the blade to 45 and using a miter gauge at 90 degrees.

-- Joel

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Surfside

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#8 posted 514 days ago

The wood, finish, design and color have all come together great! That is a top notch piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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George Coles

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#9 posted 514 days ago

Hi Jap

These look like they may have come from Australia. They seem to have bred just a fast as our rabbits. Looks good mate. I like the knothole. I normally fill with a black resin to highlight it.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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cosmicturner

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#10 posted 514 days ago

Very nice Jap, I like all of them even the knot hole one

-- Cosmicturner

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scrollingmom

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#11 posted 513 days ago

Joel, very nice. They all look great. Like George, I like the natural edges and knots in wood, but for a box I would probably fill it with a colored fill to make it look like a jewel on top.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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