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Project by TDSpade posted 189 days ago 877 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of small boxes made from some mystery plywood with either a walnut or mahogany veneer. Lids are solid red oak. Bottom is half inch baltic birch plywood. Box joints done with an INCRA I-BOX Jig. 6×9 x 3 inch out side measurements, not counting the lid.

Dye stained with general finishes water based dye, empire red. Followed by Zinsser clear shellac with transtint red mahogany dye added. And deft gloss brushing lacquer as the final finish coat. Shellac and lacquer applied with an hvlp spray gun.

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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 189 days ago

Nice job. Could you change one of the pics to show the inside of the lid? Just curious. ;)

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maplerock

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#2 posted 189 days ago

Neat boxes! Love the box joints. Good work!

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TDSpade

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#3 posted 189 days ago

Hey Steve,
For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the bottom of the lid. The lid is ¾ inch thick red oak. The bottom of the lid has a ¼ inch deep rabbet, on all 4 sides just wide enough for a snug fit. After I do the rabbet on the table saw. I then do the 45 degree bevel also on the table saw. After I sneak up on the bevel on one side, I then just turn it around to do the other side. I then repeat the same method on the long edge. The top handle is just separate piece of red oak glued on.

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Steve Kreins

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#4 posted 188 days ago

Thanks TD, that helps me visualize it. My learning curve is steep but fun.

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BubingaBill

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#5 posted 188 days ago

Wonderful boxes TD!
I love the color.

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#6 posted 184 days ago

Simple design yet they look stunning. Like the joints and the finish. Great job!

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