Spline Joint Box

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 07-05-2008 06:10 PM 2565 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spline joint box I made a couple of years ago with my table saw. I thought the combination of the two woods made it interesting. Cutting the small parts with the table saw was interesting and I am glad to sill have all my fingers. Next time I will build a small parts jig. Any suggestions.

The box is cut so the grain flows around the box in a continuous pattern. It is finished with Bees wax.

Enjoy. Boxes are easy and fun.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 06:19 PM

Very Nice. I love the way the wood grain flows and very nice corners ….Great Job ..Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 06:46 PM

Extremely nice little box! If you cut out all those small parts on a table saw, you’re either braver or dumber than me. :-)

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

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 08:51 PM

Nice box!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 07-06-2008 03:57 AM

Wonderful box Brent. Beautiful lines and great craftsmanship. Great spline work too.

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#5 posted 07-06-2008 04:54 AM

Nice looking box. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2008 06:14 PM

Beautiful! I like the woods you chose and the overall shape is nice. The legs are a nice touch too.

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#7 posted 07-10-2008 10:14 AM

Nice job. The grain running round the wood is very good to look at.

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#8 posted 07-10-2008 10:40 PM

very nice..

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#9 posted 07-11-2008 03:16 AM


Beautiful box – Nice Design! Will you provide details on materials and finish?


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#10 posted 07-11-2008 05:44 AM

The box is made of Paduk edging and Lacewood. The interesting part was that I considered this box unfinished for a year or so and never put any finish on the box, and the paduk faded to a reddish color. My mom visited and put some beezwax furniture polish on it.

Thanks to all for the replies, I never expected anyone would appreciate it. Cool.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#11 posted 07-27-2008 12:29 AM

So cool, my two favorite woods….

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 07:37 PM

Nice choice of woods for an implementation of the Wood Magazine design. I made two of them several years ago for family and they were well-received.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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