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Sirgreggins

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07-06-2012 01:35 AM




This is my sketchup rendering of my design. It will be cherry and walnut with maple scraps as dividers inside.

I also have a picture comparing 2 different frame color schemes. One being cherry one being walnut frame
for the top. Which do you like better?


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#1 posted 07-06-2012 01:41 AM

I like the walnut frame for the top.

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 01:56 AM

Sorry i couldnt get a normal sized pic for the comparison.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 06:50 PM

Make one of each then decide. It is easier to batch out projects than to do the setups all over again. One suggestion, I would use dovetail keys on the lid instead of the miter splines. It keeps better with the dovetailed box.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 06:55 PM

do you know of any good videos on learning how to do it? I’m brand new to woodworking and only have a few hand tools.

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 07:03 PM

Here is one Youtube video but there are many articles and videos available both for hand tools and power tools.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 07:05 PM

Thanks

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 03:34 AM

http://www.bargainbookstores.com/Basic-Box-Making/M/1561588520.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle

“Basic box making” is full of info to help get you started making boxes. I still go back to it from time to time for a refresher. I picked this video up from the local library, and it is what started me making boxes.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#8 posted 07-27-2012 04:49 AM

WoodTrecks has a great two part video on hand cutting dovetails PINS first approach. Give it a shot. He doesn’t fret saw waste buts chisels from two sides.

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