|Project by The Box Whisperer||posted 04-21-2013 06:15 PM||2750 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
I have a gig coming up at a market. I have lots of projects (and school) on the go so I knew I needed to bang out a bunch of boxes quickly. I decided to fall back to my personal bread and butter, the box joint.
Pic 1 – The money shot, All the boxes form this current run at once. My biggest box operation to date.
Pic 2 – The 2 largest boxes. I suppose I cheated, because one of these isnt a box joint. In making all of these, just to add a little variety to the work I decided to make a decent sized box while making it up as I go. It is brown maple and walnut, joined with a pinned rabbit. I used thicker 1 inch stock on the sides, and routed out a classic cove around the sides and top of them. The box sides are 1/4 inch walnut. The top is more brown maple, with a rounded sides and a laminated lid lift made form scraps. The drop in tray is unfinished aromatic cedar. To the right of this guys is big red, which is box jointed 1/2 inch Padauk with maple top and bottom and a custom lid lift. Drop in tray again is unfinished aromatic cedar. These were my first inserts, and Im happy with how they turned out. Finish on both of these boxes is danish oil.
Pic 3 – Top row is lacewood and brazillian mahogany with maple top and bottoms, middle row is red oak with live edge maple lid lifts, bottom row is african mahogany with maple tops and bottoms. All of these are box jointed and finished with danish oil.
Pic 4 – Top row, the outer 2 are padauk, box jointed and finished with danish oil. I rounded over the corners on one of these, and Im happy wiht how it turned out, Id do it again. Boxguy, if you read this it was your advice that inspired me to try it. top row middle are box jointed purple heart, finished with water based satin poly. Bottom row is walnut, finished with danish oil. Tops and bottoms are all maple except for the lone 1/4sawn ash to the right. custom lid lifts form scraps.
Pic 5 – Top left, canarywood and birch, top right maple and wenge, bottom left louro preto and ash, bottom right aromatic cedar. Finish on the louro preto was danish oil, the rest got the satin water poly. more scrap lid lifts.
Pic 6 – All of them again just because its nice to see a bunch at once.
A lot of this wood is reclaimed, even some of the exotic stuff. Its amazing what people will throw out, or sell for next to nothing as firewood. I also have a hard time throwing away even the smallest scraps. I think Ive had enough box joints for now, maybe Ill do some half blind dovetails for the next set.
Thanks for viewing, hope you enjoy and as always, any and all feedback is welcome.
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