|Project by Blackie_||posted 09-02-2013 12:55 AM||1758 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
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.
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