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Project by Wolfdaddy posted 05-23-2013 01:48 PM 2657 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few boxes I made for Christmas presents. Dimensions are approx. 4.5” tall x 8” x 8”
Woods used are maple, walnut, and sapele. I didn’t have as much time as i wanted to complete these. if I’d had more time I would have added corner splines, but I was up until 2:30 Christmas morning finishing these!

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."





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caocian

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#1 posted 05-23-2013 01:52 PM

Nice work. I love the quilted sapele. Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 01:56 PM

Nice grain on some of them. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Wolfdaddy

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 02:13 PM

Thanks guys! The pics don’t do justice to the wood at all. Especially the sapele. Incredible figure in that board.
Some better lighting in the bottom of the box.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 03:08 PM

Beautiful work! Successful gifts I’m sure.

Welcome to LJs!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 03:33 PM

Lovely boxes

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 08:20 PM

Wonderful boxes. I think they look great without the splines. Not a criticism, but I think you could get away without the corner blocks. They look ok, but might not be necessary. Mitered corners are a lot stronger than many realize. They are after all a combo of end and side grain. I suggest you give it a try just for fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 05-24-2013 02:18 AM

Very nice. And as much as I like splines, for me, they don’t look right on a fine box

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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Wolfdaddy

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#8 posted 05-25-2013 12:33 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys! If you look closely, you can see that the lids actually rest on top of the corner blocks. I wanted to do splines originally just because I like the way they look. I actually made another small box before these with no blocks or splines and it’s still in one piece. Well, two pieces if you include the lid :)

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 04:59 PM

Great job—those are all very nice boxes! I also really like the grain of the Sapele. I have some quilted maple at home that I’m saving for a project. Did you stain the Sapele? If so, did you use oil or water based stain? Have you experimented with a lock miter bit? I used one for a small box and I really like the joint it produces. How did you join the bottom to the sides?

Thanks for posting your project.

Bill

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Wolfdaddy

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#10 posted 12-04-2015 06:49 PM

Hi, Bill! Thanks for looking and for your kind words!

I did not stain the sapele at all. I only used some oil on these.
I haven’t used a lock miter bit for a router, but I do have some experience running lock miter edges on a shaper with a 3-wing cutter set.
As for the bottoms, they are simply glued in, no plows or rabbets or anything like that.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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