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Project by JoeyG posted 12-30-2013 07:33 PM 1068 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is becoming one of my standards. I don’t normally copy boxes, but people love the cross boxes, so I make them.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 07:49 PM

You do an awesome job in them. Rule of thumb is sell them till they quit buying.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 07:50 PM

Very nice Joey.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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bugz

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 07:54 PM

Very nice, what ever the buyer wants.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 08:42 PM

Box very nice, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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lew

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 09:20 PM

Love those two woods together!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 09:34 PM

Wonderful cross,nice box

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 10:02 PM

great job, looks very nice

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 10:16 PM

Very nice box, I can see why it sells so well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 10:40 PM

NICE !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 12:50 AM

Very nice!

Your inlaid cross is a PERFECT fit. Not sure how you did that.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JoeyG

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 01:11 AM

@Andy, The cross is free hand. I cut the 45’s on the cross pieces then use a piece of double sided tape to put them together. Then I peal off the other side of the tape and attach it to the lid. Once the cross is on the lid, use a razor to score around the cross. Then the cross is removed. Once the that’s done I use a chip carving knife to cut a groove on the inside of the score line. Next is a router to remove the waste. I am over cautious with this, not trying to get to the score line with the router, just close to the groove. Once that is done, clean up with a chisel. If all goes well it pops right in. If not then a little sanding usually does the trick.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 01:13 AM

After the inlay is glued in, I do a rough sanding to make it all flat then go back with epoxy and fill any gaps. Once they are sanded any gaps dissappear.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 02:23 AM

Thanks Joey. You are the inlay king! I need to work on my (non-existant) hand tool skills!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JoeyG

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 02:30 AM

I have a couple of chisels, a chip carving knife, a dremel and a router. That’s about all it takes. It’s more about figuring out how to make the screw ups work for you than it is about not screwing up.

How’s life been treating you Andy? I must say, will busy and at times stressful, I couldn’t be happier.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#15 posted 01-01-2014 01:32 PM

As said above, you do an awesome job on box building. Keep on keepin on

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

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