|Project by Tooch||posted 10-15-2013 05:31 PM||1301 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
So I was recently taking apart the old workbenches that we had at school, and found this awesome piece of Maple in the back of a long drawer. Like, it was literally the back of the drawer. Being a frugal woodworker, I definitely couldn’t pass this up…. I was just waiting for the right time to use it.
Anyhow, a couple weeks went passed, and I found out my friend just had to put his dog down. When he told me they got her cremated, he showed me the cardboard box that held Amber’s remains, and the light bulb went off in my head.
This is actually my first attempt at a mitered box with splines. I had to make the jig that you see here, and decided that I’d just try it along the fence for now. I think it worked out pretty well, I was even able to adjust the fence to get different measurements from the ends to avoid a symmetrical look.
The raised top and splines are Walnut, and the pictures do not due the Maple justice. Finished with several coats of gloss lacquer. Thanks for looking – comments (and any tips for a better Jig) are welcome!
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