Box Making #6: Off cuts/Scraps put to use

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-13-2017 10:09 AM 670 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just finished making some compartment boxes

In the process I had a few off cuts of which naturally enough had been jointed and thicknessed.

The timber was New Guinea Rosewood so it was worth saving as such.

So today I got out the Gifkins Dovetail Jig again and set to work making four small boxes as a skill building activity.

Once I had the Dovetails cut and glued up I sanded them all to 320 grit, rounded the corners over and applied a finishing coat of Shellawax.

A note: The recommended minimum sanding finish before applying Shellawax is 320 Grit otherwise its a waste of the product.

Quite a nice result I thought.

Simple as that !!

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 07-13-2017 10:13 AM

The boxes, once engraved and finished turned out great…
Your new boxes look great… did the groove cut better once the box was dry assembled…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 07-13-2017 10:20 AM

Yes the results refelected using the correct method!

I had to cut the rabbets off to begin, hence they are about 10mm shorter in height.

Here is the base shot!
( Apart from the one I dropped, hence the edge damage) big improvement.

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 11:16 AM

Very nicely done

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#4 posted 07-13-2017 03:40 PM

Those are real nice. Thanks for another idea for all my scrap wood.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 07-13-2017 09:01 PM

Very COOL boxes!

Quite a BUNCH of them!

... now for the cabinet to put them in… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 07-13-2017 10:07 PM

Hey, Robert, what are you going to do with the 11 great boxes you made? I used my segmented box as a tool holder.

Nice work and great joinery. I like the look. You have certainly mastered box joints.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 10-27-2017 05:47 AM

merlinjohn are you going to post some pictures?

-- Regards Robert

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