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Project by mrsKennyMak posted 04-11-2014 02:43 PM 1482 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Kenny’s Double Cove jewellery box. It is made with eastern maple on the top, sides, and all three trays; and black walnut—to complement the maple, on the bottoms of the trays and the box itself, and as ornamentation throughout. No flocking was used in this box, so as to highlight the beauty of the maple’s shine; and the underside of the lid forwent any oil in its aromatic cedar weave. We are dying to know if anybody has seen another instance of a box done with two coves? If so, please do tell! Thank you,
Maureen.

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 02:46 PM

That’s an eye catcher. Nicely done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 04-11-2014 03:04 PM

Certainly a different design. Can’t say I’ve seen one before. Very impressive.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Andy

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 03:27 PM

Very unigue. I can appreciate your skills in fitting everything together so well.
The trays are nice design and functional too.
Well done!

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

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LJackson

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 03:28 PM

I’m sure that a box has been done with one cove, by a guy living in a cove. Does that count?

How was it done? Is that a router bit profile?

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whitewulf

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 06:20 PM

Mrs,
Jus searched other forums l frequent and found a plan using single cove, yours is much more attractive.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 06:23 PM

Oops

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 09:01 PM

Wow, that is so cool and unique, beautiful work

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mike1950

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#8 posted 04-12-2014 03:07 AM

Nice box- I make a lot of coved boxes- a few double but considerable different design. I can picture it if you want.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 04-12-2014 05:16 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Rick

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#10 posted 04-13-2014 12:56 AM

Beautiful Cove Box Maureen! Workmanship is Superb!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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mrsKennyMak

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 07:50 AM

Kenny and I are both so blown away with all your kind and encouraging words!
Thank you!

Andy, Kenny was honoured by your compliment! He is currently working on an art box from your tutorial (a practice one, made from basswood), which I’ll post when finished!
Mike1950, yes, please! We’d both love to see your double cove design! Thank you!
LJackson, Kenny groaned at your one liner, but Ha Ha—I know it’s because he wishes he’d thought of it first!
And also—no, he doesn’t use a router bit.
Here’s Kenny’s short answer:
“Believe it or not, I use the table saw to do the cove.”

I’m somewhat reluctant to broadcast Kenny’s method for doing the double cove without mentioning first that he practices Obsessive Safety in the shop and does Not take this concept lightly—especially with this technique, which is skin crawlingly dangerous. (It’s a long process, so he takes Lots of short rests, tests the security before each pass, frequent cleanup of the working area, no rushing, no shortcuts, etc.)
But I digress.

Here’s the long version:
“Before I start doing the cove, I cut the lid off the box and go right to the final sanding on the surface areas of the lid and the box, where they come together when closed.
“When that’s finished, I build a temporary insert jig that I slide inside the box, which holds the lid in place. (I build the insert as snug as I possibly can, but not so snug that I can’t get lid and box apart.)
“Next, I clamp a long board diagonally onto the table saw (as a diagonal fence). And it’s only at this point that I measure out the cove.
“With the diagonal fence in place, I tilt the saw blade ever so slightly, then I raise it just a fraction (2 mm); and then I run the box on all four sides, across the diagonal fence.
“That’s pass number one.
“I then raise the table saw blade another couple of millimeters; and I do another pass on all four sides. I continue to do this, over and over and over.
“For a single cove, I keep the same side of the box along the fence the entire time. For a double cove, I alternate each side of the box along the fence as I go along, and eventually the coves meet in the middle, for that “widow’s peak” look.
“After that, lots of sanding.”

Thank you again for the positivity!
Maureen.

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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#12 posted 04-13-2014 10:43 AM

Wow what an amazing box and awesome craftsmanship. The choice of woods go so well together and the design, finish and just the whole project is an amazing work of art. Look forward to seeing a lot more projects from Kenny.
Thanks for posting.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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mike1950

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#13 posted 04-14-2014 04:12 AM

Hard maple – I love making coved boxes- out of all kinds of woods.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 04-15-2014 07:54 AM

My Pleasure!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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mrsKennyMak

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#15 posted 05-07-2014 06:49 PM

Hi Mike—thank you for posting your double cove box! I apologize for the delay, but Kenny’s only just seen the pic yesterday and thinks it’s pretty cool—and what gloss! We’re curious which box it is, though—I couldn’t find it in your Projects page? Thanks again, maureen.

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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