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Project by Chris Speights posted 540 days ago 685 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing to “write home about”, but was fun to have a box actually turn out. Haha, try as I may, I believe I scrap more than I complete. This is mahogany and maple with a thin piece aromatic cedar in the bottom. Given to a friend for his 1 year old son for Christmas.





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bugz

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#1 posted 540 days ago

Good looking box, there are days when I should rename my hobby, to sawdust maker. Keep on cutting…

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 540 days ago

Very nice. I like how you routed the finger holds on the ends.

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

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Chris Speights

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#3 posted 540 days ago

Thank you, guys!

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rtbrmb

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#4 posted 540 days ago

The doubled splines are a very nice detail. No matter how careful I try to be when I cut the splines back, I almost always have one break off into the corner of the box.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Chris Speights

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Bill, mine often turn out the same. They did on this box, as well. I saw something on he Wood Whisperer that I tried here. Up close, you can still tell, but at a distance, this tip “helped”. Sand some saw dust off of a piece of scrap of the same wood you used for the spline. Put the saw dust in the crevice and add a little drop of super glue. Again, it isn’t 100% effective, but does help some.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 540 days ago

Very nice box. Congratulations on a nice project.

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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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 539 days ago

Great looking box! Like the neat design and the well made splines.

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