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First Finger Joint Box, Knotty Alder And Dark Walnut.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 360 days ago 1546 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Is my very first finger joint box, I made this box using the MLSC Multi Joint System on the router, 3/8” fingers this was a trial and error box also a prototype to the URN project I just recently posted, I wanted to make sure I got the Urn right with correct dimensions so I had started this build simultaneously with the Urn as the same size 11 1/2” Long x 7 1/2” High x 9” Deep, I also went with finger joints to see how they would look on the Urn but after viewing them on the prototype box, I felt the miter joint’s were more fitting apposed to the finger joints for the Urn, since Knotty Alder is fairly cheap, I wouldn’t be out much if failure on the finger joints, the walnut used for the wooden hinges and the top inlay is Texas dark walnut that I harvested with my chainsaw from a near by town. The hinges I mortised the lid and inlaid the top part of the hinge in the lid, as for as the error goes well there might be some hidden but I was able to cover up as best as I could, when making the lid I didn’t quite yet know about cutting a kerf in the upper part of the side walls until after making the lid to this box, I did a 45 lid separate from the box glued it on and then re-cut, that’s the only way I knew how to do it being a cabinet builder and all but now I do know how and used the kerf method on the Urn, it took me a lot of talking to others research and study before I figured out about cutting the kerf for the lid. All-in-all, I think the knotty alder with the walnut turned out nice, more so then I had expected.

The tray inside is made from dark walnut and alder, I also used the MLSC system only I used the 1/4” template

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 360 days ago

Looks great! I like everything about this box—the finger joints, the hinges, the top and especially the handle! Congratulations on a job very well done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 360 days ago

finger joints from the bandsaw box guy! definitely out of the box! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

3376 posts in 1144 days


#3 posted 360 days ago

Thanks a whole bunch John

Thomas I’m like a sponge can’t get enough and just keep soaking it in. LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 360 days ago

Really nice work. I have to work on these.

-- 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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 360 days ago

Awesome box Randy. Always good to be experimenting and playing with new ideas and techniques.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 359 days ago

Thanks Monte, are you speaking of the finger joints or the hinges?

Thanks a lot Greg I’m like you, having a blast in the shop :) Currently I’m working some Halloween boxes that should be ready before the weekend.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 359 days ago

That is a great box, Randy. How do use that system- is it like a dovetail jig? It sure cam out professional looking!!

..........................Jim

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

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 359 days ago

Thanks Jim I’ve not used a whole lot of jigs and the only dovetail jig that I have is the Keller which uses a hand held router, this jig is used on the router table as I don’t particularly care for swapping out my table saw blades the router is much faster and easier, I plan on doing a review on this system when I get the chance but so far it’s been a pretty good system, I use up-spiral bits.

I also use the same jig for making the hinges.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#9 posted 359 days ago

Very exquisite Randy. Nice design. Really like your hinges

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 359 days ago

Nice job with the joints and hinges. I like how the walnut visually compliments the end grain of the finger joints.

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

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Bsmith

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#11 posted 359 days ago

Great looking box. I love the simplicity and old school look.

-- Bryan

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Grumpymike

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#12 posted 359 days ago

I like your hinge treatment rather than stick them on the outside. the wood really compliments your design and shows that exotic woods are not always needed to make a really beautiful box. Great job on the joints, they look good.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 359 days ago

Very nice looking box inside and out… excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 359 days ago

Thank you Roger looking forward to seeing your new shop.

Thanks Charlie, I never really noticed that part until you pointed it out, thanks. :)

Thank you Bryan

Thank you Grumpy, I really enjoy making these wooden hinges.

Thanks Dave

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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kiefer

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#15 posted 358 days ago

You are right about the finger joints not for the urn as they make this a rather playful looking box .
It’s always good to play with design ideas on prototypes ,gives you a better perspective .

-- Kiefer 松

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