Custom Keepsake Box #2: The Dry Fit

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 08-22-2010 05:26 PM 1303 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The fun begins Part 2 of Custom Keepsake Box series Part 3: Finished »

In order to get the inside pieces of the box to be flush with the frame sections I cut the pieces of fishtail oak the same size as the pieces of marble ,routed a rabbet that when glued to the marble would end up flush with the frame sections plus give me some glue area for when the pieces are assembled. I used 2 -part epoxy to adhere the wood to the marble.

The base of the box is made from 4 pieces of stock that are 3/4” thick and 1 1/2” wide, mitered on the corners , routed to accept the lower parts of the frame sections and finished with an ogee accent.


This photo shows the 4 corner pieces in place which have been routed with 1/2” grooves on the inside to accept the marble

Marble sides in place .

Top sections of the frames in place

The sections of the lid were cut on the bandsaw at 20 degrees then cut off at 90 degrees to give a 70 degree bevel.The 1/2” groove was added for the marble and mitered to fit the top of the box sides.

On to the glue-up

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 08-22-2010 05:40 PM

That is turning out to be a great looking box! Well Done

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 07:13 PM

Cool. That is looking good.
I am wondering how heavy this is going to be. I guess that is what they want.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 07:17 PM

She’s a Beauty, Mike, Great Work!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 08:07 PM

I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece. This is going to look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 08-23-2010 12:36 AM

its a beautiful box, the stone and wood mixture is a good mix…is the top going to be hinged or free floating with some sort of handle…...very nice though…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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