EZ String Box

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Project by newTim posted 232 days ago 1758 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a bad first effort. I had this project sitting around the shop for two years and finally got around to cutting it up. Just a basic string box with a modified EX Miter technique. Most of the lines that don’t quite line up are due more to the initial glue up than the offset due to the kerf. I cut out the parts on the bandsaw and mitered them on the table saw. The box is wenge and yellow heart with an oil finish.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Love it. Can’t see a thing I don’t like about it.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Nice work, Tim. Good contrast and strings.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Very interesting

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Very eye catching!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 232 days ago

Beautiful piece of craftwork!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 232 days ago

Well done and a fun looking project to make….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 232 days ago

That’s allotta stringin. Nice box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 232 days ago

Ain’t never seen nothin’ like that afore. How the hell do ya do it???
BTW, I dearly love it.
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#9 posted 232 days ago

This is a nice piece. I like the random nature of the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 232 days ago

Wow that looks great…excellent job.

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

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#11 posted 232 days ago

Thanks all. For those interested I commend you to BritBoxMakers EZ Miter Blog and Secrets of the String Box Revealed blog.

-- tim hill

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#12 posted 232 days ago

That is allot of cutting and glue, but worth it…looks great

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#13 posted 230 days ago

Nice contrasting. Terrific work Tim

-- Back home. Fernando

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#14 posted 229 days ago

Beautiful wood colours combination and looks perfect for first time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 227 days ago

Very pretty and unique box! Like the interesting design and the attractive color contrast of the woods. Well done!

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